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.



Gordon M.G. Shepherd, M.D., Ph.D.  
Department of Physiology
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL 60611

Vice Chair

Stefan Pulst, M.D.  
Chair and Professor
Department of Neurology
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84132

Maya Babu, M.D., M.B.A.
Surgical Affiliates 
Melbourne, FL 32904
Merit Cudkowicz, M.D., M.Sc. 
Harvard Medical School
Chief of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 02114
Aryn Gittis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor with Tenure
Department of Biological Sciences
The Neuroscience Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre, M.D., Ph.D.
Head of Gene Therapy Research
Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Elizabeth M. C. Hillman, Ph.D.
Herbert and Florence Irving Professor
Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
Erika Holzbaur, Ph.D.  
William Maul Measey 
Professor of Physiology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Beth Stevens, Ph.D.
Investigator, HHMI
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center
Children’s Hospital Boston
Boston, MA 02115
Yimin Zou, Ph.D.
Division of Biological Sciences
Neurobiology Section
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92092

Executive Secretary

Jeffrey Diamond, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Diamond, Ph.D.
Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Research
Bethesda, Maryland 20892