Robert P. Bowser, Ph.D.

Dr. Bowser is presently Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute and Adj. Prof. at the University of Pittsburgh. He co-founded Knopp Biosciences in 2004, and was the founder of Iron Horse Diagnostics in 2012. He is a world expert in ALS research, including the potential use of biomarkers as diagnostic indicators of disease.


Merit E. Cudkowicz, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Cudkowicz is the Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Co-Chair of the Northeast Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Consortium (NEALS, www.nealsconsortium.org) . She has tested several therapies in human clinical trials for the treatment of ALS and has expertise in trial design and conduct.


Terry Heiman-Patterson, M.D.

Dr. Heiman-Patterson is Section Chief of Neuromuscular Disorders at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is also Medical Director of the MDA/ALS Center of Hope at Drexel, and Co-Founder of the ALS Hope Foundation.