Neil R. Cashman, MD.

is Chief Scientific Officer at ProMIS Neurosciences and Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Neurodegeneration and Protein Misfolding Diseases and serves as the Director of the UBC ALS Centre. Dr. Cashman is recognized as a pioneer in the field of prions and their role in the development of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular ALS and AD. Neil Cashman is co-chair of the SAB.

Sharon Cohen, MD.

is Medical Director and Principal Investigator of Toronto Memory Program, an independent medical facility for dementia care and research. Her memory clinic and dementia clinical trials program are the largest and most active in Canada and have contributed substantially to patient care and to global clinical trial cohorts. Dr. Cohen holds an FRCPC in neurology from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and a fellowship in Behavioural Neurology from the University of Toronto.

Michelle L. Hastings, Ph.D.

is Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy and Director of the Center for Genetic Diseases at the Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Hastings’ expertise is in RNA biology and antisense technology. Her lab is leading advances in the field of RNA splicing and how the process can be harnessed to treat disease. Dr. Hastings has utilized small molecules and antisense oligonucleotides to modulate aberrant splicing associated with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Usher syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Batten disease and cystic fibrosis. She received her Ph.D. at Marquette University and was a post-doctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Dr. Carsten Korth, MD., PhD.

Dr. Carsten Korth, MD PhD is a licensed psychiatrist in molecular research from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. He was trained at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry, Germany, and the University of California San Francisco. He has pioneered the notion that aberrant proteostasis and protein misfolding could be key to biologically define subsets of schizophrenia.

William C. Mobley, MD., PhD.

is Associate Dean for Neurosciences Initiatives, Distinguished Professor of Neurosciences, and Florence Riford Chair for Alzheimer's Disease at the University of California, San Diego where he also serves as Executive Director of the university’s Down Syndrome Center for Research and Treatment. Dr. Mobley’s research focuses on the neurobiology of neuronal dysfunction in developmental and age-related disorders of the nervous system. He has conducted pioneering work on the neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome.

C. Warren Olanow, MD.

C. Warren Olanow has authored more than 300 publications primarily related to Parkinson’s disease and neurodegeneration. He is the previous Henry P. and Georgette Goldschmidt Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and is presently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Neurology and in the Department of Neuroscience. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of CLINTREX, a pharmaceutical advisory firm that has designed numerous clinical trials in neurodegenerative disease for the pharmaceutical industry.

Andre Strydom, MD, PhD

is a professor in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, and Honorary Consultant psychiatrist, South London and the Maudsley NHS Trust. His current projects and collaborations include the LonDownS consortium, funded by the Wellcome Trust/ MRC, to study the neurobiology of Alzheimer’s Disease in Down syndrome to understand the underlying factors that may influence variation in age of onset of symptoms. His research in Down syndrome includes investigation of biomarkers of cognitive decline including those related to excess amyloid production, oxidative stress, and neurodegeneration. His group also conducts neuroimaging studies using high-density EEG, MRI and fNIRS. He has been an investigator on clinical trials of new drug treatment options in Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome and autism.

Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD.

is a neuroscientist and geneticist with scientific expertise in Alzheimer’s disease and brain health. He serves as Vice-Chair of Neurology, Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit, and as a Director of the Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tanzi is chairman of the SAB.