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George Perry, Ph.D.

Professor and Dean of College of Sciences
Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology

Phone: (210) 458-4450


RTRN Researchers

Areas of Specialization

» Alzheimer's disease
» Neurobiology
» Oxidative stress

UTSA Neurosciences Institute


Ph.D. in Marine Biology; Scripps Institution of Oceanography
B.A. in Zoology; University of California, Santa Barbara


Research Interests

Dr. Perry’s studies are focused on the mechanism of formation and physiological consequences of the cytopathology of Alzheimer disease. The lab has shown that oxidative damage is the initial cytopathology in Alzheimer disease. They are 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:

  1. role of redox active metals in mediating prooxidant and antioxidant properties
  2. mechanism of phosphorylation control of oxidative damage to neurofilament proteins
  3. mass spectrometry analysis of protein metal binding and crosslinking



Click here for a list of publications.