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Leadership & Boards

Board of Directors

Rajiv R. Ratan, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice Chair
Sapan S. Shah, M.D., J.D.
Anthony B. Gioffre III, Esq.
Patricia Ardigo, CCIM
Marcus D. Baker
Talal A. Debs, Ph.D.
Wilfred A. Finnegan
Donald E. Foley
Sam Hall
Frederick R. Maxfield, Ph.D.
Christopher J. McCarthy, CPA
Mary Ann Morris
Margaret K. Sperling
Mary Kate Wold

Scientific Advisory Board

Rajiv R. Ratan, M.D., Ph.D.
Andrew Auerbach, M.D., M.P.H.
Valina L. Dawson, Ph.D.
Zhigang He, Ph.D.
Matthew E. Fink, M.D.
Christopher E. Henderson, Ph.D.
Gary A. Koretzky, M.D., Ph.D.
John W. Krakauer, M.D.
Allan Levey, M.D. Ph.D.
Jeffrey D. Macklis, M.D., D.Sc.
David S.K. Magnuson, Ph.D.
Frederick R. Maxfield, Ph.D.
Richard J. O'Brien, M.D., Ph.D.
Lynn Raymond, M.D., Ph.D.
Lauren Sansing, M.D., MS, FAHA
Michael V. Sofroniew, M.D., Ph.D.
Timothy Vartanian, M.D., Ph.D.
Harel Weinstein, D.Sc.


Raj's Photo
Executive Director
Burke Professor, Associate Dean (affiliate)
Botir's Photo
Associate Director
Lab Director
Visual Plasticity and Repair Laboratory
Associate Professor
Dianna's Photo
Associate Director
Lab Director
Laboratory for Axonal and RNA Biology
Assistant Professor
Co-Director of Research
Christine's Photo
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
John's Photo
Director of Finance
Lynn Bilotto's Photo
Human Resources Director
Darlene's Photo
Executive Assistant to Rajiv R. Ratan, M.D., Ph.D.

Researchers & Staff

Research scientists and staff at Burke Neurological Institute work tirelessly and are intensively driven to find novel discovers for tomorrow’s strategies, treatments and cures to help improve the quality of life and well-being of those affected by a disabling disease or injury.