Profile – Dr Adolfo M. García, University of California San Francisco

Reading Time: 2 minutes
Dr Adolfo M. García Profile Picture.

Dr Adolfo M. García


Dr Adolfo M. García

Job Title:

Director & Senior Atlantic Fellow

Place of work / study:

Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Center, Universidad de San Andres /  Senior Atlantic Fellow, Global Brain Health Institute, University of California, San Francisco /  Associate Researcher, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Area of research:

Neuroscience of language

How is your work funded?

NIH, Alzheimer’s Association, Global Brain Health Institute, Alzheimer’s Society, Agencia Nacional de Investigación de Desarrollo (Chile), BrainLat Institute (Chile)

Tell us a little about yourself:            

Adolfo García, Ph.D., specializes in language in neurodegenerative diseases. He serves as Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Center (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina), Senior Atlantic Fellow at the Global Brain Health Institute (University of California, San Francisco), Associate Researcher at Universidad de Santiago de Chile, and High-Level Talent of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. He is also co-founder of Include, a global network for crosslinguistic research on brain health; and creator of TELL, a digital speech testing company. He has secured over 10 million dollars in research funding from the NIH as well as European, Latin American, and Asian scientific agencies. He has authored more than 200 publications and offered over 250 presentations. His science communication milestones include a TEDx talk with a live audience of 12,000 persons, the TV show “Of brains and words,” the video series “Language, brain, and body,” the radio column “Mind and communication,” and the documentary “Impulso sonoro” (Canal Encuentro). His contributions have been recognized with distinctions from the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, the Argentine Association of Behavioral Science, the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:           

When I don’t hve my guitar, I shred away using my arm as a fretboard.

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

Because it allowed turning my neurolinguistics expertise into concrete contributions to society.

What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?

Work only on what you love, mix things up, aim ridiculously high, and never miss a chance to help your peers.

What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?

Tiny T-Rex and the Impossible Hug (my son’s current favorite)

Can we find you on Twitter?

Would you like to share your playlist?

Leave a Reply

Translate »