Steering Committee

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Lee Mason, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the College of Education & Human Development. Dr. Mason is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and Associate Professor of Special Education, directs UTSA' Autism Research Center located at the downtown campus. His research focuses on the assessment of verbal behavior and applied interventions to address indiscriminate responding and inconspicuous stimulus control.

Email: Lee.Mason@utsa.edu
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Dr. Sandra Morissette is Associate Dean for Research, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department Psychology, and Director of the Trauma Health Research In Veterans Experiences (THRIVE) laboratory. Her research focuses on military health psychology, with a particular emphasis on PTSD, addictive behaviors, and functional recovery and impairment related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) in post-9/11 veterans.

Email: sandra.morissette@utsa.edu
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George Perry, Ph.D. is the Chief Scientist of the Brain Health Consortium, and is the Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology. Dr. Perry’s lab is interested in the formation and consequences of Alzheimer’s disease. The lab focuses on oxidative stress as a mechanism underlying Alzheimer’s disease.

Email: george.perry@utsa.edu
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Dr. Fidel Santamaria is an Associate Professor in the College of Sciences. Dr. Santamaria's research uses theoretical and experimental approaches to understand how the cerebellum processes and stores information. He uses computational algorithms to model the function of Purkinje cells and compares them to data obtained from neurons.