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ALS and FTD Workshop Participant List


November 12, 2010
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
San Diego, CA
Workshop    Agenda    Executive Summary

 

PARTICIPANT LIST

Abraham Acevedo‐Arozena, Ph.D.
Investigator Scientist
Mammalian Genetics Unit
Medical Research Council
United Kingdom

Fatima Ali‐Rahmani
Graduate Student
Pennsylvania State University
Hershey, PA

Michael Allen, Ph.D.
Research Associate
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Suren Ambegaokar, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Neurology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Kottmann Andreas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University
New York, NY

Carmel Armon, M.D., M.H.S.
Professor of Neurology
Baystate Medical Center
Tufts University School of Medicine
Springfield, MA

Eveline Arnold
Graduate Student
University of California, San Diego

Peter Ash, M.D.
Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Jean‐Nicolas Audet
Université Laval
Québec, Canada

Robert Baloh, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Elaine Bearer, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Pathology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Michael Benatar, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Valerie Bercier, M.Sc.
University of Montreal
Montreal, Canada

Debra Bergstrom, Ph.D.
Program Analyst
National Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Severine Boillee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
INSERM
Paris, France

Daryl Bosco, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA

Robert Brown, M.D.
Professor/Chair of Neurology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
North Worcester, MA

Lucie Bruijn, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist
The ALS Association
Washington, DC

Edna Brustein, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
University of Montreal
Montreal, Canada

Carrie Butler
Graduate Student
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Bay Pines, FL

Babykumari Chitramuthu, Ph.D.
Research Associate
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Bruce Citron, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Bay Pines, FL

Don Cleveland, Ph.D.
Head, Laboratory of Cell Biology
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

James Connor, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Penn State University
Hershey, PA

Roderick Corriveau, Ph.D.
Program Director
National Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Sandrine Da Cruz, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Simon D’Alton, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Translational Research in
Neurodegenerative Disease
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Susan Dickinson, M.S.
Executive Director
Association for Frontotemporal Dementias
Radnor, PA

Dara Ditsworth, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Pierre Drapeau, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Montreal
Montreal, Canada

Jeffrey Elliott, M.D.
Professor
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, TX

Craig Ferris, Ph.D.
Professor
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Barry Festoff, M.D.
Professor
VA Medical Center
University of Kansas Medical School
Kansas City, MO

Elizabeth Fisher, Ph.D.
Professor
Institute of Neurology
University College London
United Kingdom

Brian Freibaum, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Memphis, TN

Fen‐Biao Gao, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA

Tania Gendron, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Aaron Gitler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Robert Goldstein, M.S.P.A.
Director of Communications
ALS Therapy Development Institute
Cambridge, MA

Geneviève Gowing, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research
Cedars‐Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Megan Grether, Ph.D.
Executive Director
The Bluefield Project to Cure FTD
San Francisco, CA

Jan Grimm, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Neurimmune Therapeutics AG
Switzerland

Amelie Gubitz, Ph.D.
Program Director
National Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Steve Han, M.D.
Resident Neurologist
Department of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Mike Hart
Graduate Student
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Vivian Hernandez
Graduate Student
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Ahmet Hoke, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Cao Huang, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Adrian Israelson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

George Jackson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Philipp Jaeger, M.Sc.
Graduate Student
Stanford University
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, CA

Javier Jara, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Jean‐Pierre Julien, Ph.D.
Professor
Research Centre of CHUQ
Laval University
Quebec, Canada

Edor Kabashi, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
University of Montreal
Montreal, Canada

Aimee Kao, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Department of Neurology
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Redwood City, CA

Stanislav Karsten, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Hanley‐Hardison Research Center
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at
Harbor‐UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA

Azy Kia
Graduate Student
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadephia, PA

Mahmoud Kiaei, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY

Sang Hwa Kim, Ph.D.
Research Associate
University of Wisconsin‐Madison
Madison, WI

Susan Knoblach, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC

Walter Koroshetz, M.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Director
National Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Brian Kraemer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Samir Kumar‐Singh, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuropathology
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium

Clotilde Lagier‐Tourenne, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Jane Larkindale, Ph.D.
Director of Translational Research
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Tucson, AZ

Claire Le Pichon, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
Genentech
South San Francisco, CA

Blair Leavitt, M.D.C.M.
Neurologist, Associate Professor in Medical Genetics
Center for Molecular Medicine and
Therapeutics
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Edward Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Jeong Seon Lee
Researcher
Department of Neurology
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul, South Korea

Virginia Lee, Ph.D.
Director
Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Melanie Leitner, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Prize4Life
Cambridge, MA

Mark Levi, Ph.D.
Pharmacologist
National Center for Toxicological Research
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Jefferson, AR

Jada Lewis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Center for Translational Research in
Neurodegenerative Disease
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Jia Li, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Department of Neurology
Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center
Boston, MA

Shuo‐Chien Ling, Ph.D.
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Christopher Link, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor
Institute for Behavioral Genetics
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO

Alexandra Lissouba, M.Sc.
Pathologie et Biologie Cellulaire
Université de Montréal
Montréal, Canada

Christian Lobsiger, Ph.D.
INSERM
Hopital de la Salpetriere
Paris, France

Yubing Lu, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA

Cathleen Lutz, Ph.D.
Assciate Director Genetic Resource Science
The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, ME

Ian Mackenzie, M.D.
Professor
Department of Pathology
Vancouver General Hospital
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Sharon Matland, R.N., M.B.A.
Vice President Patient Services
The ALS Association
Calabasas Hills, CA

Jackie McHugh, M.S.
Program Manager
Cedars‐Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute
Los Angeles, CA

Axel Methner, M.D.
Associate Professor in Neurology
UKD Neurologie
Heinrich Heine University
Duesseldorf, Germany

Bruce Miller, M.D.
Director
Memory and Aging Center
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Thomas Moeller, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

David Morton, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Integrative Biosciences
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Peter Nagy, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Columbia University
New York, NY

Wint Nandar
Graduate Student
Department of Neurosurgery
Penn State University
Hershey, PA

Nicole Naniche
Graduate Student
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadephia, PA

Nicole Nichols, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Wisconsin‐Madison
Madison, WI

P. Hande Ozdinler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Udai Pandey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA

Alex Parker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Montreal University Hospital Research Center
University of Montreal
Hospital of Notre Dame
Montreal, Canada

Philippe Parone, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Aaron Pawlyk, Ph.D.
Director of Pharmacology
ALS Biopharma
Doylestown, PA

Steve Perrin, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer
ALS Therapy Development Institute
Cambridge, MA

Scott Pesiridis, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D.
Chair, Neuroscience
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Sarah Pickles, M.Sc.
Graduate Student
Montreal University Hospital Research Center
University of Montreal
Montreal, Canada

Eddie Pokrishevsky
Graduate Student
University of British Columbia
Burnaby, Canada

Magdalini Polymenidou, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Krishna Puttaparthi, Ph.D.
Instructor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX

John Ravits, M.D.
Translational Research Program
Benaroya Research Institute
Seattle, WA

Cathy Revere
Site Director
Salt Lake Research, PLLS
Salt Lake City, UT
Tom Ricketts
MRC Harwell
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Raymond Roos, M.D.
Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Jeffrey Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Elena Rubio de la Torre, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Division of Biology, Section of Neuroscience
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Desiree Salazar, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Teresa Sanelli, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Toronto,Canada

Marjatta Son, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Nancy Stallings, Ph.D.
Instructor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Bryden Stanley, MACVSc, MVetSc
Assistant Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Margaret Sutherland, Ph.D.
Program Director
National Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Masatoshi Suzuki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin‐Madison
Madison, WI

Vivek Swarup, M.S.
Centre for Research in CHUQ
Department of Neuroscience
Université Laval
Quebec, Canada

Danilo Tagle, Ph.D.
Program Director
National Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Kevin Talbot, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Clinical Neurology
Oxford University
John Radcliffe Hospital, West Wing
Oxford, United Kingdom

J. Paul Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Member
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

Randal Tibbetts, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Wisconsin‐Madison
Madison, WI

Jianbin Tong, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Davide Trotti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Christine Vande Velde, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
CRCHUM
Université de Montreal
Montreal, Canada

Ivan Velasco, Ph.D.
Investigator
Institute of Cellular Physiology
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico

Beth Walter
Chair
The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias
Fair Oaks, CA

Xin Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Lijun Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Associate (Assistant Professor)
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Jiou Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Patrick Weydt, M.D.
Physician/Scientist
Department of Neurology
Ulm University
Ulm, Germany

Anke Witting, Ph.D.
Group Leader
Department of Neurology
Ulm University
Ulm, Germany

Jane Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Charles Louis Mix Professor of Neurology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Joanne Wuu, Sc.M.
Senior Associate
Department of Neurology
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Xugang Xia, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

Shangxi Xiao, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Associate
Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Toronto, Canada

Zuoshang Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA

Chunxing Yang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Student
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA

Gene Yeo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Daniela Zarnescu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Hongxia Zhou, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

 

Last updated December 23, 2013