What differentiates us most from other ALS organizations is our critical and creative approach to research.
It's the essence of what we do. It's why, one day, we'll help find a cure.
Robert H. Brown, Jr., M.D., D.Phil
Dr. Brown is Professor and Chair of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Medical School, where he also directs the Day Neuromuscular Research Laboratory. He is a pioneer in understanding the genetic basis of ALS, and led the team that identified the first gene linked to ALS, SOD1, in 1993. Dr. Brown has been the Plenary Lecturer at the American Academy of Neurology twice and has been named a member of American Neurological Association and the Association of American Physicians.