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.
Thomas M. Jessell, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute;
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University
Dr. Jessell is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and the Claire Tow Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University, where his research attempts to understand the way groups of neurons work together to control movement and sensory perception—and in ALS, what goes wrong in these circuits. His research has received honors including the Gairdner International Award, the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, the Bristol Myers Squibb Award for Neuroscience Research, and many more. Dr. Jessell is a member of the Royal Society of London and the Institute of Medicine and is a Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.