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
Don Cleveland, Ph.D.
University of California at San Diego, Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences
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 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
Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Project MinE, Founder of Treeway B.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands, ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge
A former successful executive, Iron Man and military colonel, CEO of Prize4Life, ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge
Patient Advocate, Co-Founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Founder of Quinn for the Win, ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge
Principal Development Lead at Microsoft Research Connections, ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge
Jane 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
Clinical Associate in the Department of Surgery and Rehabilitation Engineer at Duke University Health system, Durham, N.C., ALS Assistive Technology Challenge Judge
John Hardy, Ph.D.
FMedSci, FRS, Professor of Neuroscience, University College London, UK, Advisor to the New York Genome Center