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Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

Meet Our Director


Dr. Nicolas Musi is a Physician-Scientist who received clinical training in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Musi then completed a clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Joslin Diabetes Center-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in 2001 after which he joined the Harvard faculty. Recruited to UT Health San Antonio in 2003, he served as Associate Director for clinical research at the Texas Diabetes Institute. Upon being named Director of the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute in 2013, Dr. Musi also serves as Director of the San Antonio Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), and Director of UT Health San Antonio's Center for Healthy Aging.

Dr. Musi’s research expertise is in aging, insulin resistance and exercise physiology. Dr. Musi has a robust research program in metabolic/endocrine gerontology, devoted to exploring the effects that aging has on numerous metabolic and cellular processes, and relevant to the patho-genesis of age-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and sarcopenia. An active educator and research mentor, he supervises clinical and research fellows, residents, and graduate students.

“The most exciting area of aging research is the new translational approach to take discoveries from the research bench to the patient bedside,” he says. “We are at the point of finding mechanisms that control aging and trying to intervene to promote health as age advances.”


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The Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

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San Antonio, Texas  78245
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