Nicolas Musi, MD
Year elected: 2019
Current membership category: Active
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
15355 Lambda Dr
San Antonio, TX 78425
United States of America
Musi is physician-scientist who received clinical training in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He then completed a clinical and research fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Joslin Diabetes Center/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School in 2001, after which he joined the Harvard faculty. He was recruited to the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2003 and currently is a tenured Professor of Medicine. Musi serves as Director of the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, the San Antonio Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, and the San Antonio Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. Musi also is Co-PI of the University of Texas Clinical Center for the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC) funded by NIH. He is an active educator and research mentor, and supervises clinical and research fellows, residents and graduate students. In this role, he functions as Director of a T32 Training Grant on the Biology of Aging. His research expertise is in insulin resistance, aging biology and exercise physiology. His research program is devoted to exploring the effects that obesity and aging have on numerous metabolic and cellular processes, and relevant to the pathogenesis of age-related diseases such as diabetes and sarcopenia. His main research interests are (i) pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of diabetes in obesity and aging; (ii) molecular mechanisms underlying sarcopenia; and (iii) effects of exercise on glucose and lipid metabolism at the whole-body and cellular levels. He conducts his research in human subjects, rodents, and cell cultures.