Prof. George Perry
Prof. George Perry, completed his Ph.D. in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego and Postdoctoral Fellowship from Department of Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Dr. Perry is at present holding the position of Dean and Professor of Biology at University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also distinguished as one of the top 20 Alzheimer's disease researchers with over 800 publications, one of the top 100 most-cited scientists in Neuroscience & Behavior and one of the top 25 scientists in Free Radical research. He is one of the few most cited scientists with more than 27000 citations. He currently serves as and President for the American Association of Neuropathologists. He is on the editorial board of many journals including American Journal of Pathology and Journal of Biological Chemistry, and is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Chief Editor of Annual Review & Research in Biology. His present research interests include mechanism of formation and physiological consequences of the cytopathology of Alzheimer disease; the mechanism for RNA-based redox metal binding; the consequences of RNA oxidation on protein synthesis rate and fidelity; the role of redox active metals in mediating prooxidant and antioxidant properties; the signal transduction pathways altered in Alzheimer disease that allow neurons to evade apoptosis; and mechanism of phosphorylation control of oxidative damage to neurofilament proteins.