Roberta Diaz Brinton has been named inaugural director of the UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences in Tucson. The center will accelerate the advancement of evidence-based clinical care of brain disorders caused by disease, genetics or trauma.
Brinton is a leading neuroscientist in the field of Alzheimer’s, the aging female brain and regenerative therapeutics. She comes from the University of Southern California, where she has been the R. Pete Vanderveen Chair in Therapeutic Discovery and Development and professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences at the School of Pharmacy; professor of neurology at the Keck School of Medicine; and professor of biomedical engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering.
She also has served as director of the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation Laboratory for Neuroscience Research and the Science, Technology And Research (STAR) science education outreach program.