Scientific Advisory Board
The Jain Foundation Scientific Advisory Board is unique in that it consists of an entirely in-house team of motivated and focused individuals with strong scientific backgrounds. There is no external advisory board. All proposal reviews and funding decisions are carried out exclusively by the in-house team.
The members of the Jain Foundation team have PhDs in biology-related fields and significant laboratory experience. In order to join the Foundation, they have abandoned the traditional path of an experimental biologist and no longer have any conflicting interests in academic science. For brief biographies of the team members, please see below. The Jain Foundation team’s role includes and surpasses that of a typical Scientific Advisory Board: they identify the most pressing scientific questions in the dysferlin field, often design specific experiments to address these questions, identify and solicit proposals from laboratories with the expertise to perform the necessary experiments, and monitor the progress of the projects.
Having a team dedicated to one cause has enabled the Jain Foundation to become a center of excellence, capable of a comprehensive and real time assessment of the state of the field with the means to foster collaborations between previously isolated researchers.