Sung-Jin Jeong is a principal Researcher at the Korea Brain Research Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Seoul National University, and then worked as a Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital for seven years. She then worked as a Research Fellow and Staff Scientist at Children’s Hospital Boston, before joining the Korea Brain Research Institute in 2013. Dr. Jeong recently published an article in Neuron, describing the history and goals of the Korean Brain Initiative. This initiative is centered on deciphering the brain functions and mechanisms that underlie decision-making, and the major goal is to map a functional connectome of the brain. The project also encourages the development of novel techniques and technologies, and should ultimately have socioeconomic ramifications that facilitate global collaboration across the world.
Dr. Khara Ramos is a Senior Science Policy Analyst in the Office of Scientific Liaison within the Office of the Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a part of the National Institutes of Health. She is leading efforts to integrate neuroethics into the NIH BRAIN Initiative. A neuroscientist and former AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, she has broad interest in neuroscience research, with specific focus on how advances in neuroscience intersect with society.
Dr. Karen S. Rommelfanger received her PhD in neuroscience and postdoctoral training in neuroscience and neuroethics. Her research explores how evolving neuroscience and neurotechnologies challenge societal definitions of disease and medicine. Dr. Rommelfanger is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Neuroethics Program Director at Emory University’s Center for Ethics, and Senior Associate Editor at the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience. In recognition of her leadership in the neuroethics community, Dr. Rommelfanger was appointed to the NIH BRAIN Initiative’s Neuroethics Division and acts as the Division ambassador to the Human Brain Project Ethics Advisory Board. She is dedicated to cross-cultural work in neuroethics and also serves as ethicist to the China-India Mental Health Alliance. A key part of her work is fostering communication across multiple stakeholders in neuroscience. As such she edits the largest international online neuroethics discussion forum The Neuroethics Blog and she is a frequent contributor and commentator in popular media such as The New York Times, USA Today and The Huffington Post.
More detailed bio can be found here: http://karenrommelfanger.com/
Dr. Sadato is a professor of National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Japan since 1999. After trained as a diagnostic radiologist, he entered into the functional neuroimaging field in 1990. Dr. Sadato is interested in understanding the mechanisms of plastic change in the human brain accompanied by learning, sensory deprivation, and development explored by functional MRI. Recently he focuses on the development of the social cognition and its neural correlates. Dr. Sadato has been the chair of the Ethics Committee of The Japan Neuroscience Society since 2008.
Arleen Salles is the Director of the Neuroethics Program at CIF (Centro de Investigaciones Filosoficas) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a Senior Researcher in the Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. She is also a task leader and research collaborator in the Ethics and Society subproject (SP12) of the EU-flagship Human Brain Project. Salles received her M.A and Ph.D in philosophy from SUNY Buffalo, USA. Her research interests include the impact of neuroscientific research on human and personal identity, ethical issues raised by simulation and consciousness, the nature and methodology of neuroethics, and the impact of cultural context on the development of the field.
For more information: http://www.crb.uu.se/staff/arleen-salles/