Dr. Han honored with UT System STARs award

Xianlin Han, Ph.D.

Xianlin Han, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Medicine and the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, has received a $300,000 STARs award from the UT System.

Dr. Han’s laboratory focuses on lipidomics, a relatively new field of biomedical research which involves complex lipidome analysis.

He said his lab seeks to uncover “the causal factors of disease development by using a mass spectrometry-based technology developed in the laboratory to study lipids. Measurements of aberrant changes of lipid levels enable us to reveal insights into the causes of diseases. Currently, our research focus is on Alzheimer’s disease and diabetic complications, which affect a large number of people and still do not have a cure.”

UT Health San Antonio President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, congratulated Dr Han and said he was “very proud of the team effort involved.”

Dr. Han received his doctorate in biophysical and bioanalytical chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. He joined UT Health San Antonio in 2017.

The UT System Board of Regents authorized the Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) program in 2004. Multiple types of STARs awards support enhancement of UT institutions across the state.

Dr. Han’s award will go toward lab equipment and/or renovations.



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