Presidential Award winner: Bess Frost, Ph.D.

April 2, 2019

Distinguished Junior Research Scholar

Bess Frost, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy, Long School of Medicine

Remarks by Dr. Henrich at the Presidential awards ceremony:

The first honoree in this category is Bess Frost, assistant professor of cell systems and anatomy and a member at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies and part of the inaugural faculty at our Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. Her very complex research revolves around the basic neurobiology mediating brain aging and neurodegeneration, and her work has been pioneering.  In 2015 she received a Rising STARs Award, given to a select few of the best and the brightest by the University of Texas System. In 2016, she was honored with the New Investigator Award in Alzheimer’s Disease from the prestigious American Federation for Aging Research. Her innovative research has been published in influential journals, and she continues to make consequential discoveries with huge translational potential.

Dr. Frost is an extraordinarily gifted scientist and educator, and we all look forward to the scientific advances that will surely flow from her work. Thank you, and congratulations.


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