Roberta Diaz Brinton
Published September 6, 2013

Roberta Diaz Brinton is the director of the UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences and a professor of pharmacology and neurology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She specializes in Alzheimer’s, the aging female brain and regenerative therapeutics. She was previously a professor at the University of Southern California, where she held several additional roles during her tenure.

Brinton serves on the NIH Director’s Center for Scientific Review Advisory Council and the Board of Governors of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, and several scientific review boards. She is co-founder of CoCensys, a biotechnology company. In 2010, she was awarded the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal for her work promoting careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics among minority students.

Expertise: Alzheimer’s, aging of the female brain, neuropharmacology, regenerative therapeutics, minorities in STEM, drug discovery

Location: Tucson, Ariz.

Contact Information:

Phone: (520) 626-4621

Email: brinton@email.arizona.edu

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