Dr. David Goldstein
Dr. David Goldstein serves as Professor of Genetics and Development in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia University (NY). He is an investigator and key advisor for CURE’s Epilepsy Genetics Initiative, a groundbreaking project dedicated to advancing epilepsy genetics. David is also a member of Epi4K, an international consortium of doctors, scientists and researchers working together to further our understanding of the genetic basis of epilepsy. He received a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University.
Dr. Orrin Devinsky
Dr. Orrin Devinsky is the Director of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and the Saint Barnabas Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (INN). He is also a Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry at NYU Langone School of Medicine. Orrin specializes in epilepsy and behavioral neurology. He received a B.S. and M.S. from Yale University and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Matthew Might
Dr. Matthew Might is the Director of the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. There, he leverages his expertise in genomics and informatics to drive the Institute’s strategic direction. Formerly, Matthew served as a member of the White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative and was an Associate Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah. He received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, and in 2014 he was appointed one of six Presidential Scholars at the University of Utah. Matthew received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology. His son, Bertrand, was the first patient ever discovered with a rare disorder known as N-Glycanase deficiency. Matt posted an essay online that catalyzed the creation of the NGLY1 patient community, the remarkable aftermath of which has been chronicled in publications such as The New Yorker and Der Spiegel.
Dr. Steven Petrou
Professor Steven Petrou is a Deputy Director and co-Head of the Division of Epilepsy at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He leads the Laboratory of Ion Channels and Human Disease, a multidisciplinary team of researchers with a focus on revealing fundamental mechanisms of disease genesis in the central nervous system. Current major areas of investigation center on the development and characterization of genetically engineered mouse models for the study of human epilepsy. Steven also serves on the editorial board of the Journal Neurobiology of Disease, as an associate editor at PLOS Genetics, and as a member of the Genetics Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy. Steven received a BSc(Hons) and a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne.
Dr. Slavé Petrovski
Dr. Slavé Petrovski received a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia and has a combined Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Science (Honors). He is the recipient of multiple awards and grants, and is listed as an inventor on a medical genomics diagnostic patent. He is currently a computational geneticist at the University of Melbourne. Slavé is the recipient of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s CJ Martin Overseas Fellowship. This fellowship has facilitated the opportunity to work at highly respected international universities, including the Center for Human Genome Variation, Duke University, North Carolina, Imperial College London and Columbia University, New York.
Mark Flynn is Co-Managing Partner of GSV Asset Management and the President of GSV Capital, a publicly traded fund focused on identifying and investing in rapidly growing late stage venture capital-backed private companies. Previously, Mark managed Trilogy Capital Partners, a Menlo Park California based private investment and consulting firm, since its formation in 1997. Prior to forming Trilogy, he worked in various capacities in the investment banking groups at Salomon Brothers and Volpe, Brown & Whelan. Mark has served as chairman of The Preserve Company, and as a member of the board of directors of the DAPER Fund at Stanford University as well as a number of privately held companies. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, is a C.P.A., and received a B.A. from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.
Gray Knowlton is the founder of Xiolio, a private IT consulting firm specializing in software development and management. He previously served as Chief Information Officer of Upsher-Smith Laboratories. Gray has been producing technology solutions since 1995, beginning with desktop publishing and extending through large-scale publishing automation systems. His experience includes 15 years with Adobe and Microsoft, leading areas of Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office and other globally recognized products. By working with leading industry groups like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DAISY Consortium, Epilepsy Foundation of America, and the Brian Grant Foundation, Gray has contributed valuable technology and expertise in support of improving lives for those in need.