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About

Overview

The Center for Innovation in Brain Science is an “all brains on deck” research environment designed for highly-integrated, collaborative research through innovative team science. With expertise spanning discovery, translational and clinical science, we are addressing complex issues across four age-associated neurodegenerative diseases.

We use the brain’s complexity to drive discovery and create precision cures for neurodegenerative disease. Our investigators bring expertise in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS, aging, bioenergetics of the brain, immunology, stem cell biology, big data computational science, animal models of neurodegenerative disease, drug design and synthesis, FDA regulatory and toxicology requirements and clinical trial design and conduct.

Our Mission

Create innovations in brain science of the future for those who need a cure today.

Our Vision

Vibrant brains that last a lifetime.

Our Researchers

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Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD

Director & Regents Professor

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Kathleen Rodgers, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Translational Neuroscience

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Fei Yin, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Translational Neuroscience

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Rui Chang, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Computational Systems Biology

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Gerson Hernandez, MD, MPH

Senior Director, Clinical Operations

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Adam Raikes

Imaging Project Manager

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Francesca Vitali, Ph.D.

Director of Bioinformatics

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Jean-Paul Wiegand, Ph.D.

Pre-Clinical Program Manager

Our Management Team

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Gloria Bloomer, B.A.

Senior Director, Communications

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Mark Drew, Ph.D.

Translational Project Manager

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Claudia Lopez, B.S.

Clinical Operations Manager

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Laura DeSteiguer

Laura Desteiguer, Budget & Finance Administrator

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Abel Villalobos, Jr.

Abel Villalobos, Laboratory Manager

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Leticia Lovallo

Leticia Lovallo, Special Assistant to the Director

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Careers

The Center for Innovation in Brain Science is an “all brains on deck” research environment designed for integrated research through innovative team science.

CIBS is recruiting brilliant minds with expertise in systems biology, bioinformatics, immunology, synthetic chemistry, drug design, stem cell technology, deep/machine learning and computational systems biology.

Be a part of a rich training environment and a diverse, mission-driven team focused on discovery and creating precision cures for Alzheimer’s, ALS, MS and Parkinson’s.

Why Work at CIBS?

Challenging impactful work. Highly competitive benefits package. Top 20 Public Research Institution.

Current Opportunities:

Assistant Scientific Investigator (Multiple Positions)

We are recruiting assistant research scientists with expertise in one or more of the following areas: neuroimmunology, neurometabolism, and cellular and molecular neuroscience.
Be a part of a rich training environment and a diverse, mission-driven team focused on discovery and creating precision cures.

Regulatory Coordinator

CIBS is recruiting a Regulatory Coordinator to support the Precision Aging Network (PAN) regulatory core and other projects. This position will offer an opportunity to learn about research administration by supporting faculty engaged in mission-driven, innovative, and important research and application that will potentially impact the lives of real people and their families through the preparation and submission of IRB applications, project management, and other administrative support functions.

The Center for Innovation in Brain Science (CIBS) at the University of Arizona is addressing the challenge that, in the 21st century, there is not a single cure for a single neurodegenerative disease and is focused on four age-associated neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS.

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