Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives Elects Fifteen New Members

February 7, 2017


Ann Whitman
(212) 223-4040

New York, NY, February 7, 2017—The executive committee of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives announced the names of 15 members newly elected to the organization. Research interests among new members include Alzheimer’s disease, the neurobiology of emotions, and the development of social cognition and decision making in human adolescence.

Founded in 1993, the Dana Alliance is a nonprofit organization of more than 570 leading neuroscientists from around the globe who are 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:

Cristina M. Alberini, Ph.D., New York University, Center for Neural Science, US
Alain Bessis, Ph.D., École Normale Supeiéure, France
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Ph.D., University College London, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UK
Antonello Bonci, M.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, US
Bruno Dubois
, M.D., MSc, Salpetrière University Hospital, France
Ewelina A. Knapska, Ph.D., Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Pierre Lavenex, Ph.D., University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Margaret M. McCarthy, Ph.D., University Maryland, School of Medicine, US
W. Pieter Medendorp, Ph.D., Radboud University, The Netherlands
Guo-Li Ming, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, US
Toru Nishikawa, M.D., Ph.D., Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan
Luis M. Martinez Otero, Ph.D., Spanish National Research Council-Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain
Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, US
Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science,  India
Robert Zorec, BSc, MSc, Ph.D., Institute Pathophysiology, Slovenia

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.

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