Lea Grinberg, MD, PhD

Dr. Grinberg is a neuropathologist with an interest in brain aging and associated disorders. Currently, she is an associate professor of neurology and pathology at the University of California in San Francisco; an affiliated professor of pathology at the University of Sao Paulo – Brazil; a visiting scientist in the Computer Department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs; and head of the Human Validation Core for the NIH-funded Center Without Walls for tau biology. Among Dr. Grinberg’s contributions to the dementia field are the identification of brainstem nuclei as the earliest structures affected in AD and the translation of these findings to diagnosis and treatment development; use of high-resolution histology and sophisticated computing tools for validating multimodal neuroimaging findings; and participation in several international neuropathological consortia for establishing neuropathological criteria for neurodegenerative diseases and vascular dementia.