Dr Gabrielle Britton
Center for Neuroscience and Clinical Research Unit, INDICASAT AIP
Dr. Britton completed a B.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University (1991), an M.A. in Psychology from Mount Holyoke College (1994) and a Ph.D. in Neural Science and Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington (2000). She was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania from 2001-2006, and returned to Panama in 2006 through a SENACYT repatriation grant. Her current research consists of studies that examine the interplay of cognitive and physiological processes in memory disorders, with a goal of identifying biomarkers of pathological aging for improving early diagnosis of dementia. Her focus is on age-related cognitive impairment, including its progression to Alzheimer’s disease. In 2012 Dr. Britton co-founded the Panama Aging Research Initiative (PARI), a national collaborative effort to promote aging-related research in Panama.