Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives Elects Sixteen New Members

February 27, 2018

New York, NY, February 27, 2018—The executive committee of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives announced the names of sixteen members newly elected to the organization. Research interests among new members are broad, including Alzheimer’s disease; psychiatry; genetics of brain development; and neurotechnology research, development, use, and policy.

Founded in 1993, the Dana Alliance is a nonprofit organization of more than 580 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 members are:

Fernando de Castro, M.D., Ph.D.,Spanish Research Council, Spain
Sumantra Chattarji
, Ph.D., Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India 
Spiros Efthimiopoulos
, Ph.D.,National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
ćko Gajović, M.D., Ph.D., University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Croatia
James Giordano, Ph.D.,Georgetown University Medical Center, US
Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.,National Institute of Mental Health/NIH, US
Tibor Harkany, Ph.D., MSc, FRSB, MAE,Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Peter Jonas, M.D.,Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
Steven Laureys, M.D., Ph.D.,University of Liège, Belgium
Yasushi Miyashita, Ph.D.,RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Japan
Mu-ming Poo, Ph.D.,Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Daphna Shohamy, Ph.D.,Columbia University, US
Kwok Fai So, Ph.D.,Jinan University, The University of Hong Kong, SAR China
Antonios Stamatakis, Ph.D.,National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Nim Tottenham, Ph.D.,Columbia University, US
James Michael Wyss
, Ph.D.,The University of Alabama at Birmingham, US

In addition to the new members, current member Nancy Y. Ip, Ph.D., was elected to the Dana Alliance executive committee. Ip is Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Morningside Professor of Life Science, and Director of the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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 12-18, 2018).

The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic dedicated to advancing understanding about the brain in health and disease through research grants and public outreach.