The core of the LuMind Foundation’s successful research program is our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), comprised of the brightest minds in research across disciplines and from around the world. Lead by our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Michael Harpold, the SAB met in person in mid-February to guide the organization’s mission to fund the most promising lines of discovery.
“Thank you to all the members of the LuMind SAB for volunteering their time from their very full schedules to attend the SAB meeting,” said Dr. Harpold. “We value their thoughtful expert perspectives and contributions in reviewing the progress of the current LuMind-supported research and strategic research directions to further advance and accelerate progress.”
The SAB continues to be enthusiastically unified that the LuMind Foundation Research strategy, program, and grants continue to be remarkably successful and transformative for Down syndrome cognition research and its potential for creating significant and meaningful new opportunities for children and adults with Down syndrome.
The SAB meeting and discussions provide a foundation for the next steps in further assessing research projects and developing recommendations for the next new 2015-2016 LuMind Foundation Research Grants.
Truly heartfelt thanks and appreciation for each of the SAB members for their continued dedication to working with the LuMind Foundation to continue to advance critical, influential and game-changing new Down syndrome cognition research.
Members of the SAB are:
- Michael M. Harpold, PhD, Chair – Scientific Advisory Board and Chief Scientific Officer
- Ronald M. Evans, PhD, Professor and March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology, Gene Expression Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
- Leslie Leinwand, PhD, Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado
- Lynn Nadel, PhD, Regents’ Professor of Psychology, University of Arizona
- Roger Harper Reeves, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology, Johns Hopkins University
- André Strydom, MBChB, PhD, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Sciences Unit, University College London