Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology
Patsy W. and Charles A. Collat Professor of Neuroscience
Director, Alzheimer's Disease Center
Director, Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics

1825 University Blvd, SHEL 1171
Birmingham, AL 35294

Roberson in lab smallDr. Roberson is a neurologist and neuroscientist whose research is focused on age-related cognitive impairment. He received his A.B. with highest honors from Princeton University, then earned his Ph.D in neuroscience and M.D. with high honors at Baylor College of Medicine where he studied molecular mechanisms of learning and memory. He completed a residency in neurology at the University of California San Francisco, where he also served as Chief Resident in Neurology. After residency, he completed a clinical fellowship in behavioral neurology at UCSF and resumed basic research at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease. He joined the neurology faculty at UCSF in 2005 and moved to UAB in 2008.

The Roberson lab studies the neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), using mouse models to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of these disorders and identify new therapeutic strategies, with a focus on tau, progranulin, and other genes implicated in causing these disorders. 

Dr. Roberson is also active in clinical research and patient care, directing the UAB Alzheimer’s Disease Center, leading clinical trials, and caring for patients with memory disorders and dementia at the Kirklin Clinic.
Dr. Roberson on NeuroTree