Brent Fogel, MD (Chair)

University of California, Los Angeles

Brent Fogel, MD, PhD: Dr. Fogel is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Human Genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where he also serves as the Associate Director of the Neurogenetics Program. Dr. Fogel’s research studies basic molecular mechanisms of neuronal function to understand how impairment can lead to neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and neurodegenerative disorders such as spinocerebellar ataxia. Clinically, Dr. Fogel directs the UCLA Neurogenetics Clinic and also treats patients with various disorders of balance and coordination at the UCLA Ataxia Center. In addition, he directs the UCLA Clinical Neurogenomics Research Center and the Ataxia and Neurogenetics Biobank Program where he is using genomic sequencing to identify rare and novel causes of neurodegenerative disease, particularly cerebellar ataxia. He has authored multiple research and clinical articles, reviews, and book chapters on spinocerebellar ataxia, clinical neurogenetics, and neurodevelopmental disease. Dr. Fogel’s work has been funded, in part, by the American Academy of Neurology / American Brain Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Ataxia Foundation.

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