Please join us for an interdisciplinary symposium hosted by the Kavli Foundation and UCSB Brain Initiative. The panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Ken Kosik, Harriman Professor of Neuroscience at UCSB, will feature:
Roberta Diaz BRINTON - Vanderveen Chair in Therapeutic Discovery and Development at the University of Southern California, where she is Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Neurology. Dr. Brinton has elucidated the mechanisms by which sex hormones control bioenergetic and regenerative aging in the brain. Her work has led to new, personalized clinical interventions in Alzheimer's disease.
John H MORRISON - Professor of Neurology at UC Davis School of Medicine and the director of the California National Primate Research Center. Dr. Morrison's research focuses on the neurobiology of aging and neurodegeneration. He directs the large NIH-funded program project on "Estrogen & the Aging Brain" and is one of the most highly cited investigators in neuroscience.
Emily Goard JACOBS is an Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at UCSB. Dr. Jacobs' research elucidates the effects of estradiol on the structure and function of the human brain. Using human brain imaging, neuroendocrinology, and imaging genetics, she determines the unique aging patterns of the female brain, addressing a major gap in women's health.