Department Newsletter | Alumni Spotlight

Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD has been appointed inaugural director of the UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. The Center for Innovation in Brain Science will accelerate the advancement of evidence-based clinical care of brain disorders caused by disease, genetics or trauma. 

Dr. Brinton is a leading neuroscientist in the field of Alzheimer’s, the aging female brain and regenerative therapeutics. She is a Psychology Department alum, having earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her master’s degree in neuropsychology. She went on to complete her doctorate in neuropharmacology and psychobiology as a National Institutes of Health Predoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona