TOP ALZHEIMER╣S DISEASE EXPERT HONORED BY PORTUGUESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
February, 2012George Perry, noted top ten expert in Alzheimer¹s Disease
research and dean of the UTSA College of Sciences, has been named a foreign
correspondent of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, Portugal.
Perry is on the external advisory board of the Center for Neuroscience and
Cell Biology at the University of Coimbra, the oldest university in Portugal
(1290), and has performed numerous reviews for the Portuguese Ministry for
Science and Technology. He is also the Director of Education and Research
for the National Organization of Portuguese Americans.
³As an Azorean-Portuguese-American it is a great honor to be recognized for
my educational and research collaborations with Portugal and educational
outreach efforts in the Portuguese-American community.²
Established in 1779 by the Queen of Portugal, the Academy of Sciences of
Lisbon promotes academic progress and prosperity by stimulating scientific
research and the enrichment of thought, literature, language and other forms
of culture. Academy members are elected on a merit basis for scholarly or
scientific achievements and collaborate in education, teaching activities
and cultural exchanges with other countries.
Perry¹s addition makes him the only researcher to be included in the Academy
of Sciences of Lisbon, The Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, and the
Mexican National Academy of Sciences.
Perry is distinguished as one of the top Alzheimer's disease researchers
with over 900 publications, one of the top 100 most-cited scientists in
neuroscience and behavior and one of the top 25 scientists in free radical
research. He has been cited over 38,000 times and is recognized as a
Thompson-Reuters highly cited researcher. Currently, he serves as
editor-in-chief for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and recently founded
the Journal of Parkinson¹s Disease.
Perry is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of
Sciences and the Microscopy Society of America, and is past-president of the
American Association of Neuropathologists, as well as a member of the Dana
Alliance for Brain Initiatives.
He joined the UTSA faculty in 2006 from Case Western Reserve University
where he was Professor of Pathology and Neurosciences and Chair of the
Department of Pathology.
Perry received his doctoral degree in marine biology from the Scripps
Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego. He
served as a postdoctoral fellow in cell biology at Baylor College of
Medicine and earned a bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of
California at Santa Barbara.
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