Paul R. Sanberg, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Dr. Sanberg is Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation, Distinguished University Professor, and Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair at the University of South Florida. Dr. Sanberg trained at York University, the University of British Columbia, the Australian National University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, among others.

20100212_InnovCup_0039He has held academic positions at Ohio University, the University of Cincinnati, and Brown University. He is the co-editor-in-chief of Technology and Innovation, and serves on editorial boards for more than 25 scientific journals. Dr. Sanberg is the Executive Director of the American Society for Neural Transplantation and Repair. He is the author of more than 600 scientific articles, and thirteen books, with over 17,000 citations to his work. Dr. Sanberg is an inventor on 30 health-related patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and 70 foreign patents.

Smith & Hopen3He has recently been appointed by the U.S. acting secretary of commerce to the nomination evaluation committee for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation which is the highest honor awarded by the United States for technological achievement presented annually by the president. Dr. Sanberg’s early work was pioneering in understanding why brain cells die in neurological disorders and in drug abuse research. His recent work has been instrumental in translating new pharmaceutical and stem cell therapeutics to clinical trials for Tourette syndrome, stroke, ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.  He is the founder, president, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

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