Scientific Advisory Board

Christina Alberini, Ph.D., L.P.
The Center for Neural Science
New York University
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Specialty: memory and learning

Anne Anderson, M.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology and Division of Neuroscience Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
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Specialties: Clinical Neurophysiology, Pediatric Neurology

Joseph Anderson, Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor
UC Davis Stem Cell Program
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Specialty:  Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine

Marisa S. Bartolomei, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Assistant Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
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Specialties: genomic imprinting, X inactivation, DNA methylation, epigenetics

Art Beaudet, M.D.
Henry and Emma Meyer Distinguished Service Professor Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
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Specialty: Genetics

Lauren E. Black, Ph.D
Distinguished Scientist
Charles River Laboratories
Specialty: preclinical assessment of transplant drugs, oligos, monoclonals for autoimmune disease, treatment vaccines, and cell therapies

Scott V Dindot, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, College of Medicine
Texas A&M University
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Specialties: Genetics, epigenetics, genomic imprinting, neuroscience

Jessica Duis, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, TN
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Specialty: Medical Genetics

Kevin Haas, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Vanderbilt Medical Center Nashville, TN
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Specialties: Neurology, Neurosurgery

Yong-hui Jiang, M.D. Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Medical Genetics Duke University School of Medicine Durham, NC
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Specialties: Epigenetics, Neuroscience

Albert Keung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
NC State University
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Speciality: stem cell models and molecular tools to understand epigenetic mechanisms of the human brain

Eric Klann, Ph.D.
Center for Neural Science New York University New York, NY
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Specialty: Synaptic plasticity / mouse models of intellectual disability

Pat Levitt, Ph.D.
Zikha Neurogenetic Institute Provost Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry & Pharmacy Chair, Department of Cell and Neurobiology Keck School of Medicine of USC Los Angeles, CA
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Specialties: Childhood cognitive disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders

Bryce Reeve, Ph.D.
Professor in Population Health Sciences
Duke University
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Speciality: Health Measurement and Health Services Research

Jill Silverman, Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; University of California Davis School of Medicine
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Speciality: preclinical translational evaluation of pharmacological treatments for autism spectrum disorders

Paul J. Lombroso, M.D.
Elizabeth Mear and House Jameson Professor
Child Study Center Yale School of Medicine New Haven, CT
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Specialty: Childhood developmental disorders and Neuropharmacology

Kevin Nash, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine
University of South Florida.
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Richard E. Paylor, Ph.D.
Departments of Molecular and Human Genetics and Neuroscience Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
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Specialties: Mental retardation, developmental disabilities and small animal behavior

G. William Rebeck, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience Georgetown University Washington, D.C.
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Specialty: Animal models of dementia, Alzheimer’s

David Segal, Ph.D.
UC Davis Genome Center, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology,
MIND Institute,
UC Davis School of Medicine
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Specialty: Genomic therapeutics

Steven Skinner, M.D.
Associate Director
Senior Clinical Geneticist Greenwood Genetic Center Greenwood, S.C.
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Specialty: Mental retardation, autism, and brain development

Paul D. Soloway, Ph.D.
Division of Nutritional Sciences Cornell University Ithaca, NY
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Specialty: Epigenetics, nutritional and environmental influences

J. David Sweatt, Ph.D.
Chair, Dept of Neurobiology McKnight Brain Institute University of Alabama, Birmingham Birmingham, AL 35294
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Specialties: Epigenetic control of gene expression/ learning and memory

Timothy Yu, M.D., Ph.D.

Attending Physician
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Division of Genetics and Genomics
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Mark Zylka, Ph.D.
W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
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Specialty: Mechanisms and therapeutics for autism and pain