Scientific and Medical Advisors

  • Don Mahuran, Ph.D., Genetics & Genome Biology
    • Mahuran recently retired as a Senior Scientist in the Research Institute of the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) and a Professor in the department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto, Canada.
    • His basic research carried out worldwide over the last forty years has made possible the development of novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of several of lysosomal storage diseases.
    • He received his PhD from the University of Windsor, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, completed his postdoctoral training at the Division of Neurosciences at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
  • Samuel S.-H. Wang Ph.D.
    • Sam Wang is a professor of neuroscience at Princeton University. He has been a member of the Princeton faculty since 2000. He holds a B.S. with honor in physics from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Stanford University. He has published over 100 articles in neuroscience, biophysics, and social sciences. In his neuroscience research, he investigates how brains learn from sensory experience in adulthood and development, with relevance for autism. A central feature of his work is the use and development of statistical tools for dealing with large, complex data sets. 
    • His neuroscience research has been recognized and supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the W.M. Keck Foundation, the Rita Allen Foundation, the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation. He also co-directs the joint Rutgers/Princeton M.D.-Ph.D. program. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Rita Allen Foundation, and in the past he has served on the New Jersey Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism. He is also the author of two popular books, Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys But Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life, and Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College. The two books are available in over 20 languages.