Scientific Program Advisory Committee (SPAC)

Elizabeth RossM. Elizabeth Ross, MD, PhD

Chair, ANA2018 Scientific Program Advisory Committee
Nathan Cummings Professor and Head, Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Development
Director, Center for Neurogenetics
Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Ross directs the Center for Neurogenetics (CNG) in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute.  The CNG supports research into the genetic causes of neurological disorders in children and adults, encompassing both basic science and clinical arms, and operates the biobank for the neurological and neuroscience community at Weill Cornell. Her own research group focuses on the discovery of gene mutations associated with monogenic and complex genetic disorders and investigation of how these genes direct the construction of brain and its function during development and aging. Studies are approached from perspectives of basic science, using biochemical, cell biological and mouse genetic tools, and clinical genetics, pursuing genotype-phenotype insights. 

 

Committee Members

Dongming Cai, MD, PhD

2017 - 2020
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

S. Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD

2017 - 2020
UCLA Brain Research Institute 

William Dauer, MD

2015 - 2018
University of Michigan

Kevin Kerber, MD, MS

2015 - 2018
University of Michigan

Timothy Miller, MD, PhD      

2016 - 2019
Washington University in St. Louis

Ellen Mowry, MD, M.C.R

2016 - 2019
Johns Hopkins University

Gil Rabinovici, MD

2016 - 2019
University of California, San Francisco  

Rebecca F. Gottesman, MD, PhD

2017 - 2019
Johns Hopkins University

Rachel Saunders-Pullman, MD, MPH, MS  

2016 - 2019
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center

Steven L. Small, MD, PhD

2017 - 2020
University of California, Irvine

Conrad Weihl, MD, PhD

2016 - 2019
Washington University in St. Louis

 

Ex - Officio

 

David M. Holtzman, MD

2015 - 2019
Washington University in St. Louis

Justin McArthur, MBBS, MPH

2017 - 2019
Johns Hopkins University

Barbara Vickrey, MD, MPH

2015 - 2019
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai