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Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) was established in 2011 to serve as a resource to assist in the identification, funding, and development of scientific research projects. The formation of this new advisory board demonstrates the Foundation’s commitment to investing in high-quality scientific research. The SAB consist of leading scientists and medical doctors with extensive research experience.


Donna Martin Oct. 2020Donna Martin, MD, PhD
Chair – CHARGE Syndrome Foundation Scientific Advisory Board
Professor, Pediatrics and Human Genetics
The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI




M. Albert Basson, PhD

Professor of Developmental Neurobiology in the Centre for Craniofacial and Regenerative Biology and the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
King’s College London and UCSF




Brian BrooksBrian Brooks, MD, PhD
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology & American Board of Medical Genetics
National Eye Institute (Primary) and National Human Genome Research Institute (Adjunct)
Chief, Unit on Pediatric, Developmental, and Genetic Ophthalmology, National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD



Lalani SeemaSeema Lalani, MD
Assistant Professor, tenure-track, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Assistant Laboratory Director, Kleberg Cytogenetics Laboratory, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX



danielsmDaniel Marenda, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University College of Medicine
Co-Director, Department of Biology Cell Imaging Center, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA




connysmConny M.A. van Ravenswaaij-Arts, MD, PhD
Clinical Geneticist Professor in Dysmorphology, Department of Genetics,
University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands