Paul R Sanberg

Neuroscientist, innovator and entrepreneur

Professor Sanberg is Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation & Knowledge Enterprise; Distinguished University Professor; and Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Aging & Brain Repair, University of South Florida. As founder and President of the National Academy of Inventors. Prof Sanberg is a thought leader in the future direction for science and innovation in the United States.


Professor Sanberg visits Australia in March 2018 as a Fulbright Specialist to share expertise in changing the culture to enhance industry engagement, entrepreneurship and the impact of academic innovation on society.

The Fulbright Specialist Program is proudly supported by:


His scientific work and industry experience were instrumental in translating novel therapeutics to clinical trials and commercialization for neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke, ALS, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. He trained at York University, University of British Columbia, Australian National University, Curtin University, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, among others. 

Key Facts :

  • Paul holds 158 worldwide patents;
  • Authored 650+ articles and 14 books with 30,000+ citations;
  • Fellowship in the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), Royal Societies of Chemistry, Public Health and Medicine, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),  and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE);
  • Received Sigma Xi’s McGovern Science & Society Award;
  • Florida Inventors Hall of Fame inductee; and
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)-Lemelson Invention Ambassador.