Dr Joe Abisambra
Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Associate Dean of Diversity and Health Equity
Place of work / study:
Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease (CTRND), Assistant Dean, College of Medicine Office of Diversity & Health Equity, University of Florida
Area of Research:
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Tauopathies with a focus on tau biology in the context of Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury.
How is your work funded?
NIH, Alzheimer’s Association, Brightfocus Foundation, and Rotary Club
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am extraordinarily passionate about understanding how the brain works. I also raise 4 children along with my brilliant and beautiful wife.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I delivered a baby in a car once.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
One way to understand how the brain works is by investigating diseases that affect brain function.
What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?
Stay true to your passion.
What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. Definitely yes.