Welcome


Global Association for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases, INC. (GASND) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to advancing scientific research on pathogenesis and therapeutics of neurodegenerative diseases and related disorders.

GASND provides a platform for the free exchange of ideas and information, and a resource to advance scientific research and education on topics related to the study of neurodegenerative diseases and related disorders. The mission of GASND is to improve our understanding of what causes neurodegenerative diseases, to identify biomarkers for disease process and treatment evaluation, to identify drug targets and to develop new approaches for treatment and prevention.

Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by the loss of function and eventual death of nerve cells in the brain or peripheral nervous system. Millions of people suffer from neurodegenerative diseases which overwhelmes health care support and creates a heavy financial burden for their families and society. Currently, the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases is not fully understood. There is no curative therapy. GASND is committed to understanding causes of neurodegenerative diseases and to finding new drug targets, biomarkers and treatment. GASND welcomes scientists and supporters worldwide to join as members.

Message from President

Global Association for Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases, INC. (GASND) provides a platform to advocate scientific research on pathogenesis and therapeutics of neurodegenerative diseases and related disorders. Millions of people suffer from neurodegenerative diseases which causes an overwhelmed health care support system and heavy financial burden for their families and society. Our mission is to understand the causes and to find new drug targets, biomarkers and treatment.

To fulfill its mission to combat neurodegenerative disease, GASND is committed to unite with scientists and supporters worldwide to expand intellectual collaboration, and to build an association that rejects any barriers to global-scale scientific cooperation. GASND promotes scientific exchange, and advocates education with a lifelong learning resource for scientific training and professional development for our members. We help young fellows and students to become the next generation of scientists and health care providers.

GASND members are dedicated to learning, finding and sharing new scientific discoveries for fighting neurodegenerative diseases. I thank all members and supporters for investing their effort and intellectual energy with GASND. I am very honored and humbled to have the opportunity to lead this newly formed global association of passionate and committed neuroscientists. We will push the field forward to help those who suffer from neurodegenerative diseases.

Wanli W. Smith MD, Ph.D.
GASND President (2021)

Contact: Tel: (1)443-956-0168
Email: admin@gasnd.org

Vision Statement

GASND aims: to serve as the scientific organization for the study of Neurodegenerative Diseases and related disorders, to provide a source for scientific information exchange about research on Neurodegenerative Diseases and related disorders, to support the professional development of students and young researchers who focus upon Neurodegenerative Diseases and related disorders, to attract researchers from a range of multiple disciplines, modes of employment, and various career stages, to promote GASND conferences, and to build and maintain financial support for GASND activities.

Mission Statement

GASND is committed to scientific research on the pathogenesis and therapeutics of neurodegenerative diseases and related disorders. The GASND provides a multidisciplinary platform for the free exchange of information and ideas, and serves as a resource for scientific research and education on topics related to the study of Neurodegenerative Diseases and related disorders. The mission of GASND is to improve our understanding of neurodegenerative pathogenesis, to identify biomarkers for disease process and treatment evaluation, to identify drug targets and to develop new approaches for treatment and prevention.

Sponsors and Supporters

Global Association for Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases, INC. (GASND) is a non-profit organization committed to advancing scientific research on pathogenesis and therapeutics of neurodegenerative diseases and related disorders. GASND is registered under the IRS tax code as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. GASND plans to build and to manage a General Fund and a number of educational funds that are restricted to certain activities or awards.

Please consider donating to the Funds, as such donations will serve your interests in supporting IRCND and GASND and will advance the cause of finding cures for neurodegenerative diseases.

GASND General Fund: The General Fund is used for general society support and special opportunities. The General Fund plan is to provide support for symposia and early career events at the Annual Conference of the GASND, i.e., International Research Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases (IRCND)-2021.

Young investigator award: The award is given for the best short oral presentation at the IRCND conference by a post-doctoral fellow or a graduate student.

Research award: This award is given to the individual who achieves a specific research discovery that has advanced the frontiers of knowledge in the field of Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Please complete the following information to submit your donation. All payments are processed in U.S. dollars. Please make check payable to:
Global Association for Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases, INC.

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Membership Classes

There will be four classes of membership:

A. Regular Members: Individuals hold a post baccalaureate degree, usually Ph.D. or M.D., and have performed research on neurodegenerative diseases and related disorders with publications. They are entitled to vote and hold office.
B. Young investigator members: Individuals are in undergraduate or graduate degree programs, or postdoctoral training programs who conduct research into neurodegenerative diseases and other related disorders. They are not entitled to vote or hold office. They may apply for Regular or Associate Membership status upon completion of the requirements for their degree.
C. Associate Members: Individuals are interested in neurodegenerative diseases but have not conducted research. They are not entitled to vote or hold office.
D. Sponsoring Members: Individuals or organizations support GASND by contributing services, resources, goods and financial support. They are not entitled to vote or hold office.

Membership Benefits

• Free of charge for the GASND meetings
• Automatic posting privileges on our job and position listings
• Access to job and position postings by other members
• Exclusive access to our news release, member directory
John the membership is free of charge in 2021.

Job

Two positions for postdoctoral fellow or research associate are available immediately at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine on the pathogenesis and therapeutic research of Parkinson’s disease, obesity and other neurodegenerative diseases. Requirements are: (1) MD and/or PhD degree(s) in areas of the biomedical sciences relevant to the above research; (2) expertise in cell culture, molecular biology cloning, biochemistry, immunohistochemistry and handling transgenic animals is highly desired; (3) fluency in English and the interpersonal skills required to teach junior members of the laboratory; and (4) applicants should be US citizens, permanent residents, or hold a currently valid US work visa. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, CV and contact information with 3 references to wsmith60@jhmi.edu. Wanli W. Smith, MD., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Director of Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, Neurobiology Division, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Committee

President: Wanli W. Smith MD, Ph.D.
Coming President: Xinglong Wang, Ph.D.
Board members
Director of Board: Xiongwei Zhu, Ph.D., Professor
Case Western Reserve University, USA
Wanli W. Smith, MD., Ph.D. Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Xinglong Wang, Ph.D., Professor
College of Medicine, University Nebraska Medical Center, USA
Bobby Thomas, Ph.D., Professor
Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Mark R. Cookson, Ph.D. Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Neurogenetics,NIA/NIH, USA
Yidong Bai, Ph.D., Professor
University of Texas Health San Antonio, USA
Patrick Lewis, Ph.D. Professor
The Royal Veterinary College, UK
Elisa Greggio, Ph.D.Associate Professor
University of Padova, ITALY
Treasure: Mali Jiang, MD., Ph.D.
School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

GASND office contact
Amber M. Smith
Email: Gasnd.association@gmail.com

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