Jinsy A. Andrews, MD, MSc, NEALS Co-Chair, is currently the Director of Neuromuscular Clinical Trials at Columbia University. She has been actively involved with the NEALS consortium for the past 10 years and has participated in several NEALS clinical trials. She also serves as the co-chair of the Upper Motor Neuron Disease Committee of NEALS and has been doing so for the past seven years.
Prior to her current position at Columbia University, Dr. Andrews was the Head of Neuromuscular Therapeutics and Senior Director of Clinical Research and Development at Cytokinetics, Inc. overseeing international clinical research development in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and North American clinical research development in Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Prior to Cytokinetics, she was the Director of the Clinical Trials Unit and Co-director of the MDA/ALS Clinic at Hospital for Special Care in Connecticut and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Connecticut. She completed her fellowship training in Neuromuscular Disease and Clinical Neurophysiology at Columbia University and subsequently held a faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Neurology while actively participating in clinical trials and caring for patients with ALS and other neuromuscular diseases at the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center at Columbia University. She is board certified in Neurology, Neuromuscular Disease and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Dr. Andrews received her B.S. at Union College, her Master's Degree in Biostatistics (Patient Oriented Research) from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, and her M.D. from Albany Medical College.