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New York, NY, December 19, 2019—The executive committee of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives announced the names of twenty members newly elected to the organization. Research interests among new members are broad, including brain evolution, the effects of poverty on mental health, imaging genomics, and olfaction.
Founded in 1993, the Dana Alliance is a worldwide membership organization of more than 620 neuroscientists and clinicians from 40 countries who have a proven history of and commitment to advancing public awareness about the progress and promise of brain research.
The new members are:
Lisa F. Barrett, Ph.D., Northeastern University, US
Vince Calhoun, Ph.D., Georgia State University, US
Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D., University of Washington, US
Christina Dalla, Ph.D., National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
John Ewer, Ph.D., Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile
Katalin M. Gothard, M.D., Ph.D., University of Arizona, US
Bassem Hassan, Ph.D., Institut du Cerveau, INSERM, CNRS, France
Yasmin L. Hurd, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US
Sung-Jin Jeong, Ph.D., Korea Brain Research Institute, Korea
Sarka Kubinova, Ph.D., Institute of Experimental Medicine, Czech Republic
Roberto Lent, M.D., Ph.D., Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
David J. Linden, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University Medical School, US
Sebastian J. Lipina, Ph.D., Centro de Educación Médica e Investigaciones Clínicas, Argentina
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, US
Elly Nedivi, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
Chiaki Ohtaka-Maruyama, Ph.D., Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Japan
Carmen Sandi, Ph.D., Swiss Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Shubha Tole, Ph.D., Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Kazushige Touhara, Ph.D., The University of Tokyo, Japan
Anu Suomalainen Wartiovaara, M.D., Ph.D., University of Helsinki, Finland
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, 2020).
The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing understanding about the brain in health and disease through research grants and public outreach.