Board of Scientific Counselors

Board of Scientific Counselors

The Board of Scientific Counselors for NINDS reviews and evaluates the NINDS intramural program and the work of individual scientists in this program.



Diane Lipscombe, Ph.D.  [06/30/2021]


Brown Institute for Brain Science

Brown University

Providence, RI  02912

Richard O'Brien, M.D., Ph.D.  [06/30/2021]

Professor and Chair

Department of Neurology

Duke University School of Medicine

Durham, NC  27704

Diego Restrepo, Ph.D.  [06/30/2021]


Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Aurora, CO  80045

David G. Standaert, M.D., Ph.D.  [06/30/2021]

Professor and Chair

Department of Neurology

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL  35294-0021

Cornelia Bergmann, Ph.D.  [06/30/2022]

Lerner Research Institute

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

9500 Euclid Avenue NC30

Cleveland, OH 44195

Wendy Macklin, Ph.D.  [06/30/2022]

Professor and Chair

Department of Cell and Development Biology

University of Colorado Denver

Anschutz Campus, Mail Stop 8108

RC-I South Bldg., LIS-12120

12801 East 17th Avenue

PO Box 6511

Aurora, CO 80045 

Merit Cudkowicz, M.D.   [06/30/2024]

Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School

Chief of Neurology

Massachusetts General Hospital

55 Fruit Street, WACC 720

Boston, MA  02114

Gordon M.G. Shepherd, M.D., Ph.D.  [06/30/2024]

Associate Professor

Department of Physiology

Northwestern University

Morton 5-660

303 East Chicago Avenue

Chicago, IL  60611

Erika Holzbaur, Ph.D. [06/30/2024]

Professor of Physiology

William Maul Measey

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Maya Babu, M.D., MBA [06/30/2024]

Director of Adult Neurotrauma

Department of Neurologic Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital

1 Nashua Street ▪ #2604

Boston, MA 02114

Executive Secretary

Lorna Role, Ph.D.

Scientific Director

Division of Intramural Research


Bethesda, Maryland 20892