George Perry is dean of the College of Sciences and professor of biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Perry is recognized in the field of Alzheimer's disease research particularly for his work on oxidative stress.
Perry received his bachelors of arts degree in zoology with high honors from University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduation, he headed to Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Hopkins Marine Station and the Marine Biological Laboratory and obtained his Ph.D. in marine biology under David Epel in 1979. He then received a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Cell Biology in the laboratories of Drs. Bill Brinkley and Joseph Bryan at Baylor College of Medicine where he laid the foundation for his observations of abnormalities in cell structures.
In 1982, Perry joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University, where he currently holds an adjunct appointment. He 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.
Perry has been cited over 40,000 times and is recognized as an ISI Highly Cited researcher. Perry is editor for numerous journals and is editor-in-chief for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Microscopy Society of America, Linnean Society, Royal College of Pathologists, Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Medicine and past-president of the American Association of Neuropathologists. Most recently he has been named a Foreign Correspondent Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences and also the Academy of Sciences Lisbon Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences; member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and won the Distinguished Professional Mentor Award from the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science.
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