Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives Elects Fourteen New Members

February 4, 2015


Ann Whitman
(212) 223-4040

New York, NY, February 4, 2015—The executive committee of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives announced the names of fourteen members newly elected to the organization. Research interests among new members are broad, including brain injury; neurobiology of pain; epigenetics; and neurological disorders of consciousness

Founded in 1993, the Dana Alliance is a nonprofit organization of more than 350 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 new Dana Alliance members are:

Paul Aisen, M.D., University of California San Diego
Manzoor Bhat, M.S., Ph.D., UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
Edward J. Bilsky, Ph.D., University of New England
Elizabeth A. Buffalo, Ph.D., University of Washington School of Medicine
Patsy Dickinson, Ph.D., Bowdoin College
Fernando Gonzalez, M.D., University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Csaba F. Juhasz, M.D., Ph.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine
Louis F. Reichardt, Ph.D., Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Jane Roskams, Ph.D., Allen Institute for Brain Science
Nicholas D. Schiff, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College
Yi-Yuan Tang, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Marcelo A. Wood, Ph.D., University of California Irvine
Richard Zigmond, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Berislav V. Zlokovic, M.D., Ph.D., Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California

Recognized as leaders in their respective fields, Dana Alliance members are among the world’s foremost authorities in neuroscience research and clinical neurology. 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 (March 16-22), which celebrates its 20th anniversary 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.