Nathan Shock Center:

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

San Antonio, TEXAS
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Center Directors

Randy Strong, PhD

Randy Strong, PhD

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Peter Hornsby, PhD

Peter Hornsby, PhD

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The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
UT Health San Antonio
15355 Lambda Drive
San Antonio, TX 78245-3207

Administrative and Program Enrichment Core

Services

  • Seminars, meetings and conferences
  • Weekly Aging Research Seminars, Journal Club and an annual Conference on Aging

Core Leaders

Randy Strong, PhD

Randy Strong, PhD

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Peter Hornsby, PhD

Peter Hornsby, PhD

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Research and Development Core

Services

  • Runs a pilot project program to enable investigators to take advantage of the expertise of the cores at the San Antonio Shock Center. Please email for details.

Core Leaders

Peter Hornsby, PhD

Peter Hornsby, PhD

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Jim Lechleiter, PhD

Jim Lechleiter, PhD

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Aging Animal Models and Longevity Assessment Core

Services

  • Breed and maintain rodent colonies
  • Lifespan studies in rodents
  • Provide rodent and non-human primate models for baseline studies
  • Provide diets containing rapamycin and other drugs
  • Educate staff in animal husbandry and experimental design

Core Leaders

James F. Nelson, PhD

James F. Nelson, PhD

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Adam Salmon, PhD

Adam Salmon, PhD

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Healthspan and Functional Assessment Core

Services

  • Assessments of endocrine / metabolic function and body composition / structure
  • Measurement of cardiac parameters in mice
  • Tests of locomotor behavior and cognitive health

Core Leaders

Nicolas Musi, MD

Nicolas Musi, MD

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Veronica Galvan, PhD

Veronica Galvan, PhD

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Pathology Core

Services

  • End of life and cross-sectional pathology in rodents and other species maintained by the Aging Animal and Longevity Assessment Core
  • Quantitative morphometric analyses by 3D and 2D imaging
  • Develop a database and tissue archive of histopathology

Core Leaders

Yuji Ikeno, MD, PhD

Yuji Ikeno, MD, PhD

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Gene Hubbard, DVM

Gene Hubbard, DVM

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Bioanalytical Pharmacology and Drug Evaluation Core

Services

  • Develop validated bioanalytical assays for drugs used in aging studies
  • Measure drug levels in powders and solutions, lab chow, whole blood, serum, plasma, and tissues such as liver, brain, kidney, intestine, skin, etc. from aging mice
  • Screen drugs for potential anti-aging properties using a C. elegans platform
  • Use C. elegans models to determine the cellular pathways affected by drugs, and to test their role in the effects of drugs on longevity

Core Leaders

Marty Javors, PhD

Marty Javors, PhD

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Alfred Fisher, MD, PhD

Alfred Fisher, MD, PhD

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