Dr. George Perry
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Dr. George Perry is the dean of the College of Sciences at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Though Dr. Perry has always been interested in cell biology and the brain, he has had a unique path to his current research on Alzheimer’s. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Zoology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the University of California at San Diego. After his doctoral studies, he then received a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he began to lay foundations for his current field of research and life’s work. He is one the world’s top Alzheimer’s disease researchers, with over a thousand articles to his name. He is most recognized for his research on oxidative stress and its connection to Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Perry is recognized as a Thompson-Reuters highly cited researcher and is the Editor and Chief for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
" What I'm trying to do is look at changes in mitochondrial metabolism, modifying oxidative balance. I know it's much more complicated than lowering oxidative stress. We understood that a long time ago. Back in the early 1990s, I thought of oxidative stress as a signal transduction pathway from my studies of sea urchins in the 1970s, not necessarily a damaging pathway. In Alzheimer's disease, when people take large amounts of antioxidants, we see mixed results. Some people may benefit, some people may deregulate signal transduction pathways and be at greater risk of death.”
-Dr. George Perry