Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Erin  Munkácsy , PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Barshop Institute

Mentor:  Dr. Andrew M. Pickering



2017 Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
2012 B.S. University of Illinois at Chicago


2016 Barbara Bowman Student of the Year Award
2012 Glenn Foundation Doctoral Student Fellowship in the Biology of Aging


Munkácsy E, Chocron ES, Quintanilla L, Gendron CM, Pletcher SD, Pickering AM. Neuronal-specific proteasome augmentation via Prosβ5 overexpression extends lifespan and reduces age-related cognitive decline. Aging Cell. 2019 Oct;18(5):e13005. PMID: 31334599 PMCID: PMC6718538

Chocron ES, Munkácsy E, Pickering AM. Cause of casualty: The role of mitochondrial DNA in aging and age-related disease. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. Molecular Basis of Disease. 2019 Feb 1;1865(2):285-297. PMID: 30419337 PMCID: PMC6310633

Munkácsy E*, Khan MH*, Lane RK, Borror MB, Park JH, Bokov AF, Fisher AL, Link CD, Rea SL. DLK-1, SEK-3 and PMK-3 Are Required for the Life Extension Induced by Mitochondrial Bioenergetic Disruption in C. elegans. PLoS Genetics. 2016 Jul 15;12(7):e1006133. PMID: 27420916 PMCID: PMC4946786

Munkácsy E*, Mishur RJ*, Khan M*, , Sharma L, Bokov A, Beam H, Radetskaya O, Borror M, Lane R, Bai Y, Rea SL. Mitochondrial metabolites extend lifespan. Aging Cell. 2016 Apr;15(2):336-48. PMID: 26729005 PMCID: PMC4783347

Larson J, Munkácsy E, Theta-Burst LTP. Brain Research. 2015 Sep 24;1621:38-50. PMID: 25452022 PMCID: PMC4411212

Munkácsy E, Rea SL. The Paradox of Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Extended Longevity. Experimental Gerontology. 2014 Aug;56:221-233. PMID: 24699406 PMCID: PMC4104296

Khan MH, Ligon M, Hussey LR, Hufnal B, Farber R 2nd, Munkácsy E, Rodriguez A, Dillow A, Kahlig E, Rea SL. TAF-4 is required for the life extension of isp-1, clk-1, and tpk-1 Mit mutants. Aging. 2013 Oct;5(10):741-758. PMID: 24107417 PMCID: PMC3838777

*These authors contributed equally.