USC Alzheimer’s Researcher Named ADDF Scientist of the Year

USC School of Pharmacy researcher Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton was recently named Scientist of the Year by the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF).

Professor Brinton is the R. Pete Vanderveen Chair in Therapeutic Discovery and Development and Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Neurology in the USC School of Pharmacy. Brinton also serves on the USC Stevens Center for Innovation Faculty Advisory Committee to support the mission of USC Stevens to maximize the translation of USC research for public benefit.

Her research around Alzheimer’s disease has examined neurobiology, aging, regeneration, and energy production of the brain with a focus on females, who statistically are twice as likely to develop the disease than males.

The foundation is a prominent research-driven charity that aims to accelerate the discovery and development of drugs to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, and cognitive aging.

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–By USC Stevens staff, published February 26, 2016