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Brain health

The brain is one of the largest and most complex organs in our body. The UTSA faculty includes 40 active researchers in brain health, an extensive initiative that includes research in neurodegenerative disease, traumatic brain injury, regenerative medicine, stem cell therapies, medicinal chemistry, neuroinflammation and drug design. UTSA researcher Dr. Charles Wilson received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Wilson's research focuses on the brain region involved in voluntary motor behavior, the basal ganglia.

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Alfonso Apicella, Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Sciences
  • Department of Biology
general expertise
The Brain
specific expertise

Neuronal Basis of Cognition; Neuronal Basis of Perception; Sensory Information Processing; The Brain's Synaptic Organization (esp. Posterior Parietal Cortex and Auditory Cortex)

Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez, Ph.D.

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  • Associate Dean for Student Success and Instructional Innovation
  • Professor
  • Affiliate, UTSA Neurosciences Institute
  • College of Sciences
  • Department of Biology
general expertise
Neuroscience, Aging, Learning and Memory
specific expertise

Christianity; Cognition and the Brain; Learning and Memory; Neurobiology of Aging; Neuroscience; Oxidative Stress; STEM Education

Brian E. Derrick, Ph.D.

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  • Professor
  • Affiliate, UTSA Neurosciences Institute
  • College of Sciences
  • Department of Biology
general expertise
Neuroscience and Aging
specific expertise

Brain Function; Cognition; Cognitive Neuroscience; Hippocampal Formation; Memory; Neurobiology, Aging and Memory; Neuroscience

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