George Perry, PhD

Editorial Board Member

College of Sciences
The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA  

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George Perry is dean of the College of Sciences and the Semmes Foundation Distinguished Chair in Neurobiology at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Perry is recognized in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research particularly for his work on oxidative metabolism. Dr. Perry is distinguished as one of the top 20 Alzheimer's disease researchers with over 1,000 publications, and one of the top 100 most-cited scientists inNeuroscience & Behavior, as well as the Expertscape Leading Expert in Alzheimer’s disease. Perry serves as 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, the Microscopy Society of America, a Fulbright Senior Specialist, as well as a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. He currently serves as and President for the American Association of Neuropathologists. Dr. Perry is also recognized internationally: he is a Foreign Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Science Lisbon, and the Mexican National Academy of Sciences. He is also a recipient of the National Plaque of Honor from the Republic of Panama Ministry of Science and Technology. Dr. Perry received his BA in zoology from the University of California, Santa Barbara followed by his Ph.D. in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He then received a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine where he laid the foundation for his observations of abnormalities in cell structures.

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Dr. George Perry’s studies are focused on the mechanism of formation and physiological consequences of the cytopathology of Alzheimer disease.

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