In the last 5 years, Agustin Ibanez began to move from an exclusive focus on cognitive/social neuroscience and dementia research to the development of a platform to improve prevention, diagnosis, and research of relevant disorders in South American countries. Agustin has coordinated regional efforts across Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Uruguay, including with research groups; governmental agencies; ministers of health, social protection and education; and private companies to improve clinical research, social transferability of findings, and preventive practices.
Agustin’s current goal is to develop a multicenter translational initiative in South American countries focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and investigation of dementia including assessing genetic-neural-behavioral interactions.
Bio:Agustin Ibanez has a relevant track record on social cognitive and affective neuroscience, as well as dementia research, with +120 publications in the last 5 years, including works in top-ten journals (e.g. Nature Reviews Neurology, Nature Human Behavior, Brain, JAMA Neurology, World Psychiatry, Journal of Neuroscience). In Argentina, he is director of the Institute of Translational and Cognitive Neuroscience, and researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council. In Chile he is full professor at the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez. He also is associate researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (Australia). He is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Cortex, Social Neuroscience, and Scientific Reports, as well as President of the Latin-American section of the Society for Social Neuroscience. His work has been highlighted in media coverage, including the BBC, Nature News, Discovery Channel, Popular Science, Daily Mail, Newsweek, Le Monde, and Oxford University Press.
Google Scholar Address: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=VBBn-SYAAAAJ
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Agustin_Ibanez