Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives Elects Seventeen New Members(2)

January 25, 2013


Ann Whitman
(212) 223-4040

Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives Elects Seventeen New Members

New York, NY, January 25, 2013—The executive committee of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives announced the names of seventeen members newly elected to the organization. New members’ specialties include Alzheimer’s disease, computational neuroscience, and gene therapy.

The Dana Alliance is a nonprofit organization of more than 330 leading neuroscientists committed to advancing public awareness about the progress and promise of brain research. Supported entirely by the Dana Foundation, the Dana Alliance does not fund research or make grants. The organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

The new Dana Alliance members are:

Wade Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D.
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Joseph J. Fins, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Weill Cornell Medical College

Joseph G. Gleeson, M.D.
HHMI, University of California, San Diego

Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld, Ph.D.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Julie R. Korenberg, M.D., Ph.D.
The Brain Institute, University of Utah

Gary Landreth, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Virgina M.-Y. Lee, Ph.D., MBA 
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Carol Ann Mason, Ph.D. 
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

James Meador-Woodruff, M.D. 
University of Alabama, Birmingham

Lynne A. Oland, Ph.D.
University of Arizona

Gerard D. Schellenberg, Ph.D.
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Roberto Tuchman, M.D. 
Miami Children's Hospital, Dan Marino Center

Mark H. Tuszynski, M.D., Ph.D. 
University of California, San Diego

Elaine F. Walker, Ph.D. 
Emory University

Charles J. Wilson, Ph.D. 
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Michael J. Zigmond, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh

Recognized as leaders in their respective fields, Dana Alliance members are among the world’s foremost authorities on neuroscientific research and clinical neurology topics. Each has made a personal commitment to support the mission of the Dana Alliance through active participation in outreach and educational activities, such as Brain Awareness Week, which takes place March 11-17 this year.

The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants and educates the public about the successes and potential of brain research.