Dr. Renã Robinson
Dr. Renã A. S. Robinson, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University and inaugural Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow, received her B.S. in Chemistry with concentration in Business from the University of Louisville and Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Indiana University under the mentorship of Professor David Clemmer. She developed proteomics methods to study aging in Drosophila and continued working in aging as a Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor D. Allan Butterfield (University of Kentucky). Focusing on neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, she received a UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Fellowship. She joined the University of Pittsburgh as Assistant Professor (2009) and moved to Vanderbilt University (2017). She has an internationally recognized research program and is a leader in the field of proteomics for her work in aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and applications relevant to human health. Her laboratory focuses on using advancing proteomics and lipidomics technologies to further understanding of health disparities in Alzheimer’s disease.