Scientific Advisory Board

APDA grants are awarded through a competitive application process and reviewed by APDA's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is comprised of scientists with nationally recognized expertise in a variety of leading edge research areas within the field of Parkinson's disease. A rigorous review and scoring process of the applications is conducted by the SAB when it convenes annually to review the proposals. In order to be considered for funding, only applications which meet the highest quality are recommended for approval by the SAB. Scoring of the grants includes three major areas of criteria including: overall significance and impact in the field of Parkinson's disease, the appropriateness of the principal investigator and the academic and scientific environment for the proposed project, and the feasibility of the proposed budget and time period for completion.

David G. Standaert, MD, PhD, Chairman
John N. Whitaker Professor and Chair of Neurology
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine

Marie-Francoise Chesselet, MD, PhD
Charles H. Markham Professor
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Mahlon R. DeLong, MD
Timmie Professor of Neurology
Emory University School of Medicine

Dennis W. Dickson, MD
Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville

J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, Ph.D.
Love Family Professor & Vice-Chair of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Un Jung Kang, MD
H. Huston Merritt Professor of Neurology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Laura Marsh, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Michael E. DeBakey, VA Medical Center

Mary Maral Mouradian, MD
William Dow Lovett Professor of Neurology
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Richard Myers, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine

Joel S. Perlmutter, MD
Elliot Stein Family Professor of Neurology
Professor of Radiology, Neurobiology, Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy
Washington University School of Medicine

Marie Hélène Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCP (C)
Associate Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
Clemens R. Scherzer, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital

Evan Yale Snyder, MD, Ph.D.
Director, Stem Cell & Regeneration Program
The Burnham Institute