The Scientific Advisory Board is composed of leading epilepsy researchers from both academia and industry with expertise spanning a broad range of disciplines. The SAB members assess grant and investment opportunities and also share their expertise to guide researchers in most effectively advancing new therapy projects. The SAB also provides strategic direction to guide the programs of the organization.


  • Gregory Bergey MD
    Professor of Neurology
    The Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center
  • Barbara C. Jobst, MD
    Professor of Neurology
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


  • Angela Birnbaum, PhD
    Professor, Department of Experimenal and Clinical Pharmacology
    University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
  • Ray Dingledine PhD
    Chair, Department of Pharmacology
    Emory University
  • Naoum P. Issa, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
    University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Tobias Loddenkemper, MD
    Director, Clinical Epilepsy Research, Associate Professor of Neurology
    Harvard Medical School
  • Jeffrey A. Loeb, MD, PhD
    John S. Garvin Professor, Head of Neurology and Rehabilitation
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Ned Patterson, DVM, PhD
    Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
    University of Minnesota
  • Helen Scharfman, PhD
    Professor, Departments of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Physiology & Neuroscience and Psychiatry
    New York University Langone Medical Center
  • William Stacey, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor of Neurology
    University of Michigan
  • Kareem Zaghloul, MD, PhD
    Investigator, Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Unit
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)