Roberta Eileen Brinton, PhD

InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentPharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
AddressPSC 502
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9121
Phone+1 323 442 1430
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    2010The 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal
    Association of Trojan Leagues 2010Outstanding Service Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service
    North American Menopause Society /Wyeth Pharmaceuticals 2009SERM Research Award
    Society for Neuroscience2006Science Educator of the Year
    US News and World Report200510 Best Minds
    University of Southern California 2003Remarkable Woman Award
    1999Laboratory Named “The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation Laboratory for Neuroscience Researc
    University of Southern California1996Associates Award for Teaching Excellence

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    Professor Brinton earned her Ph.D. in Psychobiology and Neuropharmacology from the University of Arizona as a National Institutes of Health Predoctoral fellow. She continued her postdoctoral research in Neuroendocrinology at Rockefeller University as a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow and joined the USC faculty in 1988.

    Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton is the R. Pete Vanderveen Endowed Chair in Therapeutic Discovery and Development and Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. She is the Director of the USC Science, Technology and Research Program (STAR) science education outreach program. Dr. Brinton is also the Director of the Center for Scientific Translation within the Los Angeles Basin Clinical Translational Science Institute whose partner institutions include the University of Southern California, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Kaiser Permanente of Southern California and City of Hope.

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    1. Brinton R. Neurosteroids as regenerative agents in the brain: therapeutic implications. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2013 Apr; 9(4):241-50. PMID: 23438839.
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    2. Diaz Brinton R. Minireview: translational animal models of human menopause: challenges and emerging opportunities. Endocrinology. 2012 Aug; 153(8):3571-8. PMID: 22778227; PMCID: PMC3404353.
    3. Brinton R. Estrogen-induced plasticity from cells to circuits: predictions for cognitive function. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2009 Apr; 30(4):212-22. PMID: 19299024; PMCID: PMC3167490.
    4. Brinton R. The healthy cell bias of estrogen action: mitochondrial bioenergetics and neurological implications. Trends Neurosci. 2008 Oct; 31(10):529-37. PMID: 18774188.
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    5. Brinton R. Estrogen regulation of glucose metabolism and mitochondrial function: therapeutic implications for prevention of Alzheimer's disease. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2008 Oct-Nov; 60(13-14):1504-11. PMID: 18647624; PMCID: PMC2993571.
    6. Brinton R, Thompson RF, Foy MR, Baudry M, Wang J, Finch CE, Morgan TE, Pike CJ, Mack WJ, Stanczyk FZ, Nilsen J. Progesterone receptors: form and function in brain. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2008 May; 29(2):313-39. PMID: 18374402; PMCID: PMC2398769.
    7. Brinton R. Building a neuroscience legacy. J Neurosci. 2007 Oct 17; 27(42):11163-6. PMID: 17942709.
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    8. Brinton R. Requirements of a brain selective estrogen: advances and remaining challenges for developing a NeuroSERM. J Alzheimers Dis. 2004 Dec; 6(6 Suppl):S27-35. PMID: 15665410.
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    9. Brinton R. Impact of estrogen therapy on Alzheimer's disease: a fork in the road? CNS Drugs. 2004; 18(7):405-22. PMID: 15139797.
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    10. Brinton R. Neuromodulation: associative and nonlinear adaptation. Brain Res Bull. 1990 May; 24(5):651-8. PMID: 1972647.
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    11. Gee KW, Bolger MB, Brinton R, Coirini H, McEwen BS. Steroid modulation of the chloride ionophore in rat brain: structure-activity requirements, regional dependence and mechanism of action. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1988 Aug; 246(2):803-12. PMID: 2841455.
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    12. Gee KW, Brinton R, McEwen BS. Regional distribution of a Ro5 4864 binding site that is functionally coupled to the gamma-aminobutyric acid/benzodiazepine receptor complex in rat brain. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1988 Jan; 244(1):379-83. PMID: 2826772.
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