Meet the Team

Led by a team of world-renowned fundamental and clinician scientists, CAPTURE ALS has been designed to contribute to the global effort to understand and treat ALS.

Sanjay Kalra, MD, FRCPC

Director, Principal Investigator at Edmonton Site, Neuroimaging Lead

Angela Genge, MD, FRCPC

Principal Investigator at Montreal Site, Executive Committee Member

Nicolas Dupré, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Principal Investigator at Quebec City Site, Executive Committee Member

Lorne Zinman, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Principal Investigator at Toronto Site

Janice Robertson, PhD

Fundamental Science Co-Lead, Executive Committee Member

Jasna Kriz, PhD, MD

Fundamental Science Co-Lead, Executive Committee Member

Wendy Johnston, MD, FRCPC

Patient Engagement Lead, Executive Committee Member

Ekaterina Rogaeva, PhD

Genetics Lead

Kelvin Jones, PhD

Electrophysiology Lead

Tania Bubela, PhD, JD

Ethics, Open Science and Intellectual Property Lead

Alan Evans, PhD

Bioinformatics Lead

Samir Das


Russ Greiner, PhD

Machine Learning Lead

Yasser Iturria-Medina, PhD

Personalized Medicine Lead

David Taylor, PhD

Executive Committee Member

Claire Magnussen, PhD

Program Manager

Gerald Pfeffer, PhD, MD, CM, FRCPC

Executive Committee Member

Advisory Committee

Edward Fon, MD, FRCPC

Scientific Director, Montreal Neurological Institute
Leader of the Open-Drug Discovery Platform
Leader of M4ND

Lucie Bruijn, PhD, MBA

Senior Director, Translational Medicine, Novartis Gene Therapies

Paul M. Matthews, FMedSci

Edmond and Lily Safra Chair
Head of Department of Brain Sciences, Faculty Medicine of Imperial College London
Associate Director, UK Dementia Research Institute

Robert Bowser, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology
Director, Gregory W. Fulton ALS Research Center
Barrow Neurological Institute

Vincent Mooser, MD

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Genomic Medicine
Director Québec COVID-19 Biobank
Department of Human Genetics / Faculty of Medicine / McGill University