advisory council

ASAP is advised by active researchers and experts in Parkinson's disease and neurodegenerative diseases from around the world. Our advisors include representatives from academia, government, nonprofits and industry.

Rat Embryonic Nerve Cells Photo Credit: Laura Struzyna, Cullen Laboratory, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

catalyst + organizer

ASAP is a joint project of the Sergey Brin Family Foundation and the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy that will develop an approach to Parkinson's disease basic research for the next decade.

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The Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy (MICSP) believes that philanthropy has the opportunity to take on big risks to test bold ideas. We conduct deep due diligence across a range of issue areas, promote creative and well-informed giving strategies and advise families and foundations on where and how to channel their philanthropy.

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ASAP, created with the support of the Sergey Brin Family Foundation, will apply this strategic approach to accelerate basic research in Parkinson's disease. We welcome researchers, patients and funders to help identify the most relevant scientific questions in Parkinson's disease and develop a roadmap to address them. By advancing our understanding of how Parkinson's disease originates and progresses, ASAP will spur the development of more effective treatments.