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Bringing the World’s ALS Experts Together

The ALS Association collaborates with top ALS scientists, clinicians, consultants, entrepreneurs, and executives from all over the world to create and lead an exceptional TREAT ALS™ global research program. The expert advice and leadership gained from these partnerships are vital to accelerate ALS research towards effective treatments and cures.

Meet a Representation of our Advisors to The ALS Association:

Lucie Bruijn, Ph.D., M.B.A., Chief Scientist of The ALS Association, Washington, D.C.


Frank Walsh, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Ossianix Inc., University City Science Center, Philadelphia, Pa., Chair of TREAT ALS™ Drug Development Contract Program


Harry Orr, Ph.D., Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Scientific Advisor to Neuro Collaborative


Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, FACS, Professor and Theodore Roberts Endowed Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at University of Washington, Seattle, Advisor to ALS ACT


Fred Gage, Ph.D., Adler Professor, Laboratory of Genetics, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, Calif., Advisor to Neuro Collaborative


Ammar Al-Chalabi, M.D., Director of King’s Care Centre and Professor of Neurology and Complex Genetics at King’s College London, London, ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge


Merit Cudkowicz, M.D., MSc, Director of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) MDA ALS clinic, Chief of Neurology Service, Co-Director of the Neurological Clinical Research Institute and the Neuromuscular Division at MGH and a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge


Sabrina PaganoniSabrina Paganoni, M.D., Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass., ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge


Terry Heiman-Patterson, M.D., Section Chief of Neuromuscular Disorders at Drexel University College of Medicine and Medical Director of the MDA/ALS Center of Hope at Drexel University College of Medicine, Co-Founder and President of the board of the ALS Hope Foundation, Philadelphia, Pa., ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge


Bernard Muller, Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Project MinE, Founder of Treeway B.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands, ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge


Shay Rishoni, a former successful executive, Iron Man and military colonel, CEO of Prize4Life, ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge


Pat Quinn, Patient Advocate, Co-Founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Founder of Quinn for the Win, ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge


Jay Beavers, Principal Development Lead at Microsoft Research Connections, ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge


Jane HugginsJane Huggins, Ph.D.,Research Assistant Professor at the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge


Bob Koppes, MSc, M.B.A., Management Consultant at Accenture, Amsterdam, Netherlands, ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge


Kevin Caves, Clinical Associate in the Department of Surgery and Rehabilitation Engineer at Duke University Health system, Durham, N.C., ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge


expert-hardyJohn Hardy, Ph.D., FMedSci, FRS, Professor of Neuroscience, University College London, UK, Advisor to the New York Genome Center


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