Senior Vice President for Research
Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D., is the Senior Vice President for Research of the University of Arizona. In this role, she supports the scholarly and creative activities of the faculty, promotes technology transfer and commercialization, and oversees the graduate programs of the university. Dr. Tolbert received her A.B. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University and served on the faculty at Georgetown University’s School of Medicine before moving to the UA in 1987. For over 25 years, she has led an NIH-funded research group that investigates mechanisms underlying the critical role of sensory input in guiding the development of the brain. Her faculty home is in the Arizona Research Labs Division of Neurobiology, and she currently holds a Regents’ Professorship. Dr. Tolbert has served on numerous grant-review committees, as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Comparative Neurology, and as president of the Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs and of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences. She is active in the AAAS and the Society for Neuroscience and is a member of numerous boards, including those of the Arizona Center for Innovation, the Arizona Technology Council, the Critical Path Institute, the Large Binocular Telescope, Opening Minds Through the Arts, and the Southern Arizona Leadership Council.
Assistant: Angela Telesco
Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Research