Director, Center for Innovation in Brain Science, University of Arizona Health Sciences; Professor of Pharmacology, Neuroscience, and Neurology, University of Arizona School of Medicine
Roberta Brinton leads the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at University of Arizona, where she is a professor of pharmacology, neuroscience, and neurology at the College of Medicine. An expert in Alzheimer’s and sex differences in mechanisms leading to the disease, she develops therapeutics to prevent and cure neurodegenerative diseases of aging, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and ALS. Brinton serves on the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Board of Governors and on National Institute of Health scientific boards and panels. Her honors include Alzheimer’s Drug Development Foundation Scientist of the Year, Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery, and the 2010 US Presidential Citizens Medal.
Big IdeaWhat our work has shown is that it’s not that women live longer than men, it’s that women start [developing Alzheimer’s] earlier.Roberta Brinton