Dr. George Perry, Phd.
Dr. Perry is a Professor at UTSA and Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Professor of Biology and Chemistry, and author to over 1,000 publications on Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Perry’s studies are focused on the mechanism of formation and physiological consequences of the cytopathology of Alzheimer’s Disease. His lab has shown that oxidative damage is the initial cytopathology in Alzheimer disease and is working to determine the sequence of events leading to neuronal oxidative damage and the source of the increased oxygen radicals.
Current studies focus on the role of redox active metals in mediating prooxidant and antioxidant properties, mechanism of phosphorylation control of oxidative damage to neurofilament proteins, and mass spectrometry analysis of protein metal binding and crosslinking.