Ben Zimmerman, PhD

Post-doctoral Research Investigator

Dr. Zimmerman is a post-doctoral research investigator at the Helfgott Research Institute, receiving clinical research training through the NIH-funded BRIDG R90 program. He received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studied the effects of cerebrovascular health on cognitive aging. At the Helfgott Research Institute, he is continuing his research on mitigating the effects of aging on the brain through holistic and complementary approaches, with a focus on the prevention of disease through early intervention, whole-person health, and tapping into mechanisms of salutogenesis. He is currently studying the effects of the botanical supplement Centella asiatica (gotu kola) on brain health and vasculature.