Advisory Board

Robert T. Knight, MD, PhD

Dr. Knight is the Evan Rauch Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley. He is an internationally acknowledged expert in the neurophysiological analysis of cognitive and emotional processing in humans and the quthor of more than 200 scientific publications.

Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD

Dr. Adam Gazzaley is currently director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco, a faculty member in the Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry departments, and principal investigator of a neuroscience laboratory that conducts research on the neural mechanisms of attention and memory. A major focus of his research has been to expand our understanding of the alterations in the aging brain that lead to cognitive decline. He has received the Pfizer/AFAR Innovations in Aging Award and the Ellison Foundation New Scholar Award in Aging for his research.

Maurizio Fava, MD

Dr. Fava founded MGH’s Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP)  and is now  Executive Director of the Mass General Psychiatry Clinical Trials Network and Institute (CTNI), the first academic CRO specialized in  planning and coordination of multi-center clinical trials in psychiatry. Under Dr. Fava’s direction, the DCRP became one of the most highly regarded depression programs. Dr. Fava is a world leader in the field of depression. He has authored or co-authored more than 800 original articles published in medical journals with international circulation, edited eight books, and published more than 50 chapters and over 600 abstracts.

Ross Zafonte, MD

Ross Zafonte, D.O. is an American board-certified physiatrist known for his academic work in traumatic brain injury and is recognized as an expert in his field. Dr. Zafonte is the chairperson of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts and the chief of physical medicine & rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital.

John M. Zajecka, MD

John Zajecka, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the Depression Treatment and Research Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and Skokie, Illinois. He has authored numerous publications and conducted research in affective disorders, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia and serves on the scientific advisory boards for the National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as well as for several pharmaceutical companies. He has also received the Upjohn Young Investigators Award for Psychiatric Research and twice received the Special Recognition Award for Training Psychiatric Residents.

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