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Elena Volpi, MD, PhDDirector of the Sealy Center on Aging

Daisy Emery Allen Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine; Director, Sealy Center on Aging; Director, UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center; Associate Director, Institute for Translational Sciences; Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine-Geriatrics, Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Nutrition and Metabolism, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch


301 University Boulevard Galveston, TX 77555-0117 Phone: (409) 747-1987 Fax: (409) 772-8931

Research Areas

Physical functioning and sarcopenia in older adults; Protein metabolism; Muscle metabolism in type 2 diabetes; Exercise and nutritional regulation of muscle growth; Sex/gender disparities in metabolism; Ethnic/racial disparities in metabolism


MD 1989 University of Perugia, Italy; PhD 1995 University of Perugia, Italy