"Eric D. Roberson"

Center Co-Director

Research and Teaching Interests: Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, mechanisms of cognitive and behavioral impairments


  • A.B., Molecular Biology — Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Ph.D., Neuroscience — Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • M.D.— Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Residency, Neurology — University of California – San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Fellowship, Behavioral Neurology — University of California – San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Fellowship, Neurodegenerative Diseases — Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease

Bio Information:

Dr. Roberson is the Rebecca Gale Endowed Professor at the Departments of Neurology and Neurobiology. He is also the Director of Alzheimer’s Disease Center as well as the Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics, and an Associate Director for the UAB Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute.

Dr. Roberson is a physician-scientist dedicated to reducing the impact of age-related cognitive impairment.

The Roberson lab studies the neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), with a focus on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of these disorders and identifying new therapeutic strategies. Focus areas include tau and its binding partners in neuronal dysfunction in AD, the mechanisms by which genetic risk factors drive AD, and how progranulin deficiency causes FTD.

Dr. Roberson has received multiple prestigious awards for his research contributions, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Investigations, and is the author of more than 180 scientific peer-reviewed publications. He has also been recognized for his role as a mentor with the UAB Graduate Dean’s Award on Excellence in Mentoring.


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