James O. Mcnamara
James O. McNamara, M.D., (Chairman) has been a faculty member for over 30 years in the Duke University School of Medicine where he holds the positions of Duke School of Medicine Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience. Dr. McNamara is a highly regarded leader in the fields of neurology and neurobiology and is one of the scientific founders of NeurOp. His research focuses on the process by which a normal brain becomes epileptic. Dr. McNamara is a past president of the American Epilepsy Society, and he is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2005, a component of the National Academy of Sciences, and has received two Javits Neuroscience Investigator Awards from the NIH, as well as a Freedom to Discover Award from Bristol-Myers Squibb. He serves on the editorial boards of Molecular Pharmacology and Neuron. He is also a contributor to Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics and Neuroscience, the leading textbook in the field. He is the author of some 300 publications and abstracts. Dr. McNamara received his M.D. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.