Leslie M. Thompson
Dr. Leslie Thompson received her PhD at UCI and later joined the school’s faculty as a Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, as well as Neurobiology and Behavior. Dr. Thompson also heads the HD research lab at UCI and was announced the winner of the Big Ideas Challenge in 2018.
Joan Sawyer Steffan
Dr. Joan Steffan received her PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology from UCSD before completing her postgraduate work at UCI with a research focus on neurodegeneration, Huntington’s Disease, and Autophagy. Dr. Steffan joined the UCI faculty in 2005 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.
PhD, Project Scientist, Huntington’s Disease Research, Bioinformatics, Neurosciences, Computing in Mathematics
J. Lawrence Marsh
Dr. Larry Marsh received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington Seattle where his research interest focused on the mechanisms of late onset neurodegeneration. He currently works at UCI as a Professor in the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, as well as Director of the Developmental Biology Center at the UCI School of Biological Sciences.
Dr. Peter Donovan is a Professor and Program Director in the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology at UCI. Dr. Donovan is also Director of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research program where he manages two major grants, leads philanthropic fundraising missions, and oversees all public outreach.
Andrea J. Tenner
Dr. Andrea Tenner received her PhD in Biological Sciences at UCSD where her research interests focused on immunology, neurobiology, and neurodegeneration. She was previously the Director of the UC Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders at UCI MIND and now teaches a variety of subjects as a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences and School of Medicine.