Dean of the College of Sciences and Professor of Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio (TX, USA)
George Perry received his bachelor’s of arts degree in zoology with high honors from University of California, Santa Barbara (CA, USA). After graduation, he headed to Scripps Institution of Oceanography (CA, USA) 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 (TX, USA) where he laid the foundation for his observations of abnormalities in cell structures.
In 1982, Perry joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University (OH, USA), 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 59,000 times (H=122) 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 and past-president of the American Association of Neuropathologists.He received the Distinguished Professional Mentor Award from the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native American Scientists. Most recently he has been named a Foreign Correspondent Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences.
Perry’s research is primarily focused on how Alzheimer disease develops and the physiological consequences of the disease at a cellular level. He is currently working to determine the sequence of events leading to damage caused by and the source of increased oxygen radicals.
Throughout his career, Perry has collaborated with Mexican universities and researchers. He was instrumental in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UTSA and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Universidad de Nuevo León, and Universidad de Vericruzana. He has served as an external reviewer for Mexican universities and as a mentor for undergraduate and graduate students from Mexico, publishing papers with several of these students. Since 1984 he has been invited to speak at numerous scientific meetings, conferences, and workshops held in Mexico.