Texas Aging and Longevity Center
Texas Aging and Longevity Center

Brain Aging Faculty

Researchers in the Brain Aging area contribute to the advancement of science that aims to understand the mechanisms underlying aging from biological, neurological, and psychological perspectives. Our researchers examine physiological and cognitive aging using methodology from cellular biology to multi-modal neuroimaging. From genetics to mechanical engineering, scholars in this area approach the question of what drives biological degeneration and how they can prevent, delay, compensate, and repair these age-related changes. 


Alyssa Aguirre, MSW, LSCW

Manager of the Cognitive Impairment Integrated Practice Unit

 Joseph Dunsmoor, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Laura Fonken, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Toxicology and Psychology

Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, PhD

Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry

Andrea Gore, PhD

Professor of Pharmacy and Toxicology and Psychology

Andreana Haley, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology

Maya Henry, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

 Robin Hilsabeck

Director of Cognitive Disorders Center at Mulva

Associate Professor of Neurology

Jonathan Pierce, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Kathy Richards, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research Professor of Nursing

Senior Research Scientist

James Sulzer, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Hirofumi Tanaka, PhD

Professor of Kinesiology and Health Education