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George Perry, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
Semmes Foundation Distinguished Chair in Neurobiology
College of Sciences
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Professor George Perry (born April 12, 1953 in Lompoc, California) is a neuroscientist and Dean of the College of Sciences and Professor of Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Perry is recognized Globally as the foremost leader in Alzheimer's disease research. His work in oxidative stress has been his focus for over 35 years. Perry has over 900 research publications, and has been cited over 61,000 times (H=124) by academics.
Perry is also one of the top 100 most-cited scientists in neuroscience and behavior.
Perry is editor for numerous journals and is editor-in-chief for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Microscopy Society of America, International Engineering and Technology Institute, Texas Academy of Sciences, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy (FABAP), Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, CChem), Royal Society of Medicine, Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA), Royal Society of Biology (FRSB, CBio, CSci) and the Linnean Society of London (FLS),Royal Microscopical Society (FRMS), past-president of the American Association of Neuropathologists, past-president and past-interim-executive director of the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Division of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Foreign Correspondent Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, Foreign Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, Corresponding member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and member of the Iberoamerican Molecular Biology Organization. He won the Distinguished Professional Mentor award from the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Sciences, Senior Investigator Award of the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology, Senior Fulbright Fellow, Golland Award of the Alamo Chapter of Sigma Xi and the Panama National Plaque of Honor for Excellence in Neuroscience.
Professor George Perry's Research:
Perry received his bachelor's of arts degree in zoology with high honors from University of California Santa Barbara. After graduation, he headed to Scripps Institution of Oceanography and obtained his Ph.D. in marine biology under David Epel in 1979. He then received a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Cell Biology in the laboratories of Drs. Bill Brinkley and Joseph Bryan at Baylor College of Medicine where he laid the foundation for his observations of abnormalities in cell structures. In 1982, Perry joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University, where he currently holds an adjunct appointment.
Perry's research is primarily focused on how Alzheimer disease develops and the physiological consequences of the disease at a cellular level. He is currently working to determine the sequence of events leading to damage caused by and the source of metabolic abnormalities.
George Perry's citations now number over 59,000.
Selected Books by George Perry:
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