Medical and Scientific Advisors
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 PhD, 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
VP & GM Genomics, Covance Drug Discovery, Seattle, WA.
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
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
South Shore Neurological Associates, Long Island, NY
Peter Hedera, MD, PhD, FACMG
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Michael Kruer, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Movement Disorders & Neurogenetics Programs, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Child Health, Neurology & Genetics, University of Arizona College of Medicine; Programs in Neuroscience and Molecular & Cellular Biology, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
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
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology & Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Niamh O'Sullivan, PhD.
Assistant Professor, School of Bimolecular and Biomedical Science, University College Dublin Ireland.
Shirley Rainier, PhD
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Neurology, Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
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.
Associate Professor of Neurology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.