I am currently Professor and Vice Chair for Neurology, and Director of Neuromuscular Medicine and the ALS Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Originally from Los Angeles, I completed my neurology residency at Partners Neurology in Boston, Neuromuscular Medicine fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, and moved to Cedars-Sinai in 2011 to found the Neuromuscular Medicine Division and expand the ALS clinical and translational research programs. We have built an outstanding team to support ALS patients in the region over the last seven years, increasing our multidisciplinary clinic services, and expanding our clinical research efforts ranging from natural history and genetics studies, to drug, device and stem cell based interventional trials. We currently maintain 9 active clinical protocols for ALS, and have taken part in 8 NEALS studies. In addition to seeing patients in the clinic and managing the ALS program, I continue to run an active basic research laboratory focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying ALS, in an effort to help develop more transformative treatment strategies in the future. I have been a member of NEALS since 2012, and have served on the NEALS Scientific Advisory Board since 2016.