Medical and Scientific Advisors


Medical Advisor
  • John K. Fink, M.D.

    John K. Fink, M.D.

    Dr. Fink is the Director of the Neurogenetic Disorders Clinic at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He’s also a Professor in the university’s Department of Neurology and is a Physician Scientist at the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His research interests are analysis of inherited and degenerative disorders of the nervous system (including hereditary spastic paraplegia, primary lateral sclerosis, inherited movement disorders, schizophrenia) and regulation of neuronal development.

    Dr. Fink received his M.D. from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He did his residency training in neurology and genetics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. At the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, he did a post-doctoral fellowship in the Developmental and Metabolic Neurology and Medical Genetics departments.


Scientific Advisory Board
  • Martha A. Nance, Scientific Advisory Board Chairman

    Martha A. Nance, Scientific Advisory Board Chairman

    Park Nicollet Clinic, St. Louis Park, MN
    Dr. Nance received her B.S. from Yale University and her M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia. She did her residency training in neurology at the St Paul Ramsey Medical and the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic. At the University of Minnesota, she did her post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Genetics.

  • Timothy Angelotti MD, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia/CCM, Life Flight, Medical Director – CCT, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

  • Corey Braastad, PhD

    Corey Braastad, PhD

    VP & GM Genomics, Covance Drug Discovery, Seattle, WA.

  • Mary Kay Floeter, MD, PhD

    Mary Kay Floeter, MD, PhD

    Senior Clinician, Motor Neuron Disorders Unit, National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

  • Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, MD, PhD

    Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Neurology; Co-
    Director, Division of Movement Disorders, University of Pennsylvania; Perelman Center
    for Cellular & Molecular Therapeutics, The Children Hospital of Philadelphia, PA.

  • Mark Gudesblatt, MD

    Mark Gudesblatt, MD

    South Shore Neurological Associates, Long Island, NY

  • Peter Hedera, MD, PhD, FACMG

    Peter Hedera, MD, PhD, FACMG

    Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

  • Mark S. LeDoux, MD, PhD

    Mark S. LeDoux, MD, PhD

    Professor, Department of Neurology & Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN.

  • Paolo Moretti, MD

    Paolo Moretti, MD

    Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology & Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

  • Shirley Rainier, PhD

    Shirley Rainier, PhD

    Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Neurology, Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • Melissa Rolls Ph.D.

    Melissa Rolls Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Chair, Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences program; Director, Center for Cellular Dynamics;  , Penn State, University Park, PA.

  • Jacinda Sampson, M.D., Ph.D.

    Jacinda Sampson, M.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Neurology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.