Scientific Advisory Board

LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) provides guidance for our Foundation, evaluating the most promising lines of discovery in Down syndrome cognition research. Their input ensures that donation dollars are allocated to research that is promising and will likely lead to relevant therapies.

Thanks to our SAB, LuMind RDS has an unprecedented track record of success identifying new areas for investigation and helping to shepherd those discoveries into clinical trials and hopefully one day to FDA approval.

The following individuals participate on the LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board:

Lynn Nadel, PhD

Regents’ Professor of Psychology
University of Arizona

Dr. Nadel studies the role of the hippocampal formation in learning and memory and focuses on its particular role in spatial cognition.


Professor, Department of Physiology
Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Reeves’ research goal is to understand how gene dosage imbalance disrupts development in Down syndrome in order to develop and test potential therapies for specific features of Down syndrome.

André Strydom, MBChB, PhD

Senior Clinical Lecturer, Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Sciences Unit
University College London

Dr. Strydom is a clinician and researcher with a focus on cognition and behavior in intellectual disabilities, including Down syndrome.