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  • Pablo Villoslada

    Pablo Villoslada

    Adjunct Professor, Psych/Major Laboratories and Clinical & Translational Neurosciences Incubator

    Bio Pablo Villoslada received his MD at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 1990. He completed the speciality in neurology in 1995 at the Hospital Vall d’Hebron (Spain) and the PhD in Neuroimmunology in 1996 at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). He moved to the University of California, San Francisco (US) as a postdoctoral fellow returning to Barcelona in 1998 and he worked as Assistant Professor of the University of Navarra from 2001 to 2008. He became Group leader of the Neuroimmunology group of the Institute of Biomedical Research August Pi Sunyer (IDIBAPS) – Hospital Clinic - University of Barcelona, Spain, in 2009. From 2014 to 2017 he became Adjunct Professor at the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. From 2017 to 2018 he worked a Medical Director of Neuroinflammation at Genentech. Since October 2018 is adjunct professor at Stanford University. He is a serial entrepreneur, having founded Health Engineering (imaging software) and Bionure (drug development CNS), and being venture partner with Alta Life Sciences and Spire Bioventure. He joined the neurosciences team at Stanford University in October 2018.

    Pablo Villoslada has been active in the Neurosciences and brain diseases research for more than 20 years contributing to the application of systems biology to neurological diseases, development of new therapies or biomarkers for Multiple Sclerosis and neurodegenerative diseases, and developing new neuroimaging technologies for monitoring brain diseases. He has published more than 170 scientific articles in journals in the field of neurology and has been granted 9 patents in biomarkers and new therapies for brain diseases. He has also obtained 5 EU grants and several others from international foundations.

  • Louis Vismara

    Louis Vismara

    Adjunct Professor, Psych/Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences

    Bio Dr. Vismara is a physician (retired interventional cardiologist) and a parent of four children. Since his son, Mark, was diagnosed with autism in 1995, he has dedicated himself to issues of child development, learning differences, diversity, and access to health care for under-served populations. Lou is a founding member of the UC Davis MIND Institute, the State of California's First Five Commission, and the California Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism.
    From 2000 to 2015, Lou worked as one of the most senior staff members in the Legislature as a senior policy consultant for three consecutive leaders (Senators Burton, Perata, & Steinberg) of the California Senate. In 2009 Lou established the Senate Select Committee on Autism & Related Disorders. The Committee, which was chaired by Senate President Darrell Steinberg, provided the impetus for 51 separate legislative measure, 26 of which were signed into law.
    Dr. Vismara is currently serving as a consultant for AKT Investments, which with the UC Davis Health Systems, is seeking to establish an integrated, health-focused community for individuals of all abilities across the lifespan. Lou has also been retained by the CA Community College Chancellor’s Office to establish an innovative employment/vocational training program for neurodiverse students, which will provide services and supports for older adults.

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