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Carl W. Cotman, PhD

Carl W. Cotman, PhD
Director / Principal Investigator

Carl W. Cotman, PhD is the Founding Director of the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (formerly the Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia) and the principal investigator for the UC Irvine California Alzheimer's Disease Center.

Carl W. Cotman, PhD, the Founding Director of the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (formerly the Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia), is the principal investigator for the UC Irvine California Alzheimer's Disease Center. Dr. Cotman's research is focused on understanding the mechanisms causing neuronal degeneration in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the development of interventions to promote successful aging, and to evaluate intervention strategies in elderly humans in collaboration with other investigators in the field. In 2008 Dr. Cotman received a lifetime achievement award for his research on Alzheimer's disease at the 11th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease in Chicago. The award is given to outstanding scientists who have dedicated themselves to helping millions of people around the world through their research.