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George Perry Papers

January 7, 2013

UTSA Special Collections recently received the faculty papers of George Perry, Dean of UTSA’s College of Science and Professor of Biology and a leading researcher in the field of Alzheimer’s disease. The papers include correspondence, email, grant files, committee files, drafts, laboratory notes, conference files, and slides that document his academic career and research activities primarily related to the cytopathology of Alzheimer’s disease.

Born April 12, 1953 in Lompoc, California, Perry received his bachelor’s of arts degree in Zoology from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1974 and his PhD in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography of University of California at San Diego in 1979.  In 1995, Perry joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University, where he eventually became Professor of Pathology in the School of Medicine and where he currently holds an adjunct appointment. Since 2005, he has been the Dean of the College of Sciences and Professor of Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Perry’s research focuses on the mechanism of formation and physiological consequences of the cytopathology of Alzheimer disease. His research explores how oxidative damage plays a role in the initial cytopathological abnormality in Alzheimer disease and the sequence of events leading to neuronal oxidative damage and the source of the increased oxygen radicals. His research also looks at the metabolic basis for mitochondrial damage restricted to vulnerable neurons, and the consequences of RNA oxidation on protein synthesis rate and fidelity.

A finding aid for the collection is now available online.

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