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GBHI; BrainLat; Udesa
Areas of Interest:
Aging and Cognition; Dementia; Cognitive Impairment, social and cognitive neuroscience, Latin America
Biography & Research:
Agustin Ibanez is a neuroscientist interested in global approaches to social cognitive and affective neuroscience and dementia. He holds crucial regional/international positions, including institutions from Argentina [Cognitive Neuroscience Center (Director), National Scientific and Technical Research Council (Independent Researcher)], the USA [Senior Atlantic Fellow, Global Brain Health Institute, University of California San Francisco (GBHI-UCSF)], Chile [Latin American Institute for Brain Health at Adolfo Ibanez University (Director)]. Agustin holds a critical track record with over 120 publications in the last five years, including published works in top-ten journals (e.g., Lancet Neurology, World Psychiatry, Nature Reviews Neurology, Nature Human Behavior, JAMA Neurology, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Brain, Journal of Neuroscience, among others). He has received funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), FONDECYT (Chile), COLCIENCIAS (Colombia), SAS (Slovakia), DAAD (Germany), MRC (United Kingdom), FONCYT, CONICET (Argentina) as well as Alzheimer’s Association, Tau Consortium, GBHI, and NIH/NIA (US). He is part of the Project taskforce of the Human Affectome Project and President of the Latin-American section of the Society for Social Neuroscience. His work has been highlighted in multiple press releases, such as the BBC, Nature, Nature News, Discovery Channel, Popular Science, Daily Mail, Newsweek, Le Monde, and Oxford University Press, among many others.