George Perry is Dean of the College of Sciences, professor of biology, and holds the Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology at The University of Texas at San Antonio. https://www.utsa.edu/sciences/about/dean-bio.html He is recognized in the field of Alzheimer disease research, where he has studied essentially every aspect of the disease, including amyloidosis, oxidative stress, cytoskeleton, metal homeostasis, cell cycle reentry, and mitochondria. For almost 20 years, Perry has been a strong advocate for greater diversity in ideas to move the field forward.
Perry obtained his Bachelor 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 Woods Hole, and obtained his Ph.D. in marine biology. He then received a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine.
In 1982 Perry joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University, rising to Professor and Interim Chair of Pathology, and currently holds an adjunct appointment. He is distinguished as the top Alzheimer’s disease researcher by Expertscape with over 1,000 publications, one of the top 100 most-cited scientists in neuroscience and behavior, and one of the top 25 scientists in free radical research. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Perry_(neuroscientist).
Perry has been cited over 78,000 (H=141) times and is recognized as a Thompson-Reuters highly cited researcher. He is editor for numerous journals and is editor-in-chief for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the most cited and prolific journal in Alzheimer research. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Texas Academy of Science, the Microscopy Society of America, past-president of the American Association of Neuropathologists and the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, and a Fulbright Senior Specialist.
Perry is recognized internationally for his research in Alzheimer and promotion of science throughout the Iberian world. He is a Foreign Correspondent Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Science Lisbon, and a Foreign Member of the Mexican National Academy of Sciences. He is also a recipient of the National Plaque of Honor from the Republic of Panama Ministry of Science and Technology, and an honorary doctorate from Arturo Prat University, Chile.