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Keith Garleb, Director of Discovery, Abbott

Areas of Expertise: nutritional impact on learning & memory, brain development, lutein research

For 25 years, Keith Garleb has been dedicated to early stage research and discovery of nutritional technologies. Keith manages a team of scientists across the U.S. and Europe who are working on the next generation of nutrition formulations to make advancements in early life development, healthy aging, and cognition for Abbott’s pediatric and adult products. 

Keith is also the director of the Center for Nutrition, Learning and Memory, a five-year research partnership between Abbott and the University of Illinois, focused on studying the effects of nutrition on cognitive performance. The center has made significant advances in measuring the impact of nutrition on brain development and in understanding the benefit of lutein on learning and memory.

Keith joined Abbott in 1989 as a scientist. He holds 17 nutrition patents and is a well-published author with more than 45 peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts and reviews of scientific literature. He has received numerous research and development awards over his career.

Keith earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Illinois; a Master of Science in Animal Sciences from University of Illinois, and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Illinois.