CAM Center faculty Bringing together people and Ideas
Faculty at the CAM Center come from across the UF Health campus to create a diverse hub for cognitive aging and memory research.
CAM Center Leadership
Director Jennifer Bizon, Ph.D., is a professor and interim chair of neuroscience with a research program broadly focused on understanding brain aging and its implications for cognitive function. Specifically, her laboratory employs an integrative approach in animal models that combines cognitive assessments with molecular, pharmacological and optogenetic methodologies.
Director Ron Cohen, Ph.D., ABPP, is a professor of clinical health psychology and the Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Clinical Translation in Cognitive Aging with an extensive background in neuroimaging and the neuroscience of attention-executive functions. He has a strong record of research involving the use of functional and structural neuroimaging methods in studies of age-associated brain disorders and neurodegenerative brain disorders.
Burke’s research program focuses on understanding how different brain regions communicate with each other in support of behavior, and how cognition and memory are altered by old age.
Woods’ work demonstrates that combining treatments like cognitive training with non-invasive brain stimulation (tDCS, TMS, tACS) facilitates neuroplastic response of brain tissue, improves cognitive abilities (specifically working memory, attention and speed of processing) and leads to long-term improvement.
Foster’s research program utilizes a combination of behavioral characterization with biochemical, molecular and electrophysiological techniques to obtain a vertically integrated perspective on neural aging, from the molecular to the cognitive level.