David H. Cribbs, Ph.D., is a Professor in Residence in the Department of Neurology, and a member of the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He received a B.S. from St. Mary's College of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from West Virginia University. He was awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellowship award while in the Department of Biophysics, at The Johns Hopkins University. In 2008, Dr. Cribbs received the Van den Noort Award for Outstanding Research in the Department of Neurology at UCI. Dr. Cribbs previously served as the Co-Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Neuropathology Core, which is responsible for maintaining the human brain tissue repository at UCI. Dr. Cribbs has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers and has served on multiple NIH Center for Scientific Review Study Section panels, including the Clinical Neuroimmunology and Brain Tumors Study Section, where he was a regular member for four years. He is currently a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Society for Neuroscience; American Association of Immunologists; Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology; American Society for Neurochemistry; International Society of Neuroimmunology; and the International Society to Advance Alzheimer Research and Treatment. His research is focused on the changes that occur in the cerebral vascular system during normal aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases.
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