Christopher Jolly received his B.S. and Ph.D degrees in nutrition from Texas A&M University. His graduate work on the impact of n-3 fatty acids on lymphocyte signaling led to two national research awards (1995, 1996) given by the American Society of Nutrition. Dr. Jolly then completed two postdoctors, one for two years in lipid biochemistry and biophysics at Texas A&M University and the second for three years in nutrition, immunology, and aging in rodents at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Jolly was an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin from 2000 to 2006. In 2004, he won the prestigious BioServ Award from the American Society for Nutrition given for meritorious research in nutrition using experimental animal models. Dr. Jolly’s research examines the impact of aging on lipid metabolism and signaling in T-lymphocytes. The lab currently utilizes mouse knockout models in phospholipid metabolism and intracellular lipid signaling to elucidate mechanism(s) of aged T-lymphocyte dysfunction. Dr. Jolly is currently an Associate Professor with tenure at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is an Associate Chair of the Department of Human Ecology and Member of the Executive Committee for the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies in San Antonio, TX.
Biography Updated on 22 May 2007