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Simmaron is honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with these world-renowned scientists and institutions.  They are all leaders in their respective fields and together have more than 150 years of combined experience.

Sierra Internal Medicine

Daniel L. Peterson, MD

Daniel L. Peterson, M.D., is an internist in Incline Village, Nevada and recognized medical expert on ME/CFS. Dr. Peterson serves on Simmaron Research’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Peterson has devoted 25 years of his clinical career to diagnosing and caring for patients with ME/CFS and related neuroimmune disorders, and collaborating with researchers to better understand the illness. Dr. Peterson’s repository of more than 1,000 patient biological samples and records is a rich resource for research studies. His experience as both a clinician and a research collaborator provides a unique perspective on ME/CFS for developing translational science. Griffith University recently appointed Dr. Daniel Peterson Adjunct Professor on the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Center for Infection and Immunity

W. Ian Lipkin, MD

W. Ian Lipkin, MD is internationally recognized as an authority on the use of molecular methods for pathogen discovery.

Mady Hornig, MD

Mady Hornig, MD  is Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Director of Translational Research at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. A physician-scientist, she is widely recognized for her animal model and clinical research on the role of microbial, immune, and toxicologic factors in neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Wisconsin Viral Research Group

Konstance Knox, PhD, Don Carrigan, PhD

Konstance Knox, PhD is co-founder of Wisconsin Viral Research Group.  Dr. Knox and colleague  Donald Carrigan, PhD were the first investigators to document HHV-6 brain infection and encephalitis in humans; the first to document severe bone marrow suppression in humans caused by HHV-6; and the first to establish a laboratory offering a clinically validated Rapid Method for detecting active HHV-6 infection used in the diagnosis of HHV-6 associated illness. Wisconsin Viral has a long history of collaboration on studying immune system abnormalities in CFS/ME patients.

George Washington University

Paul H. Levine, MD

Paul H. Levine, MD is a Research Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the GW Medical Center.  Dr. Levine has long pursued research that emphasizes viral oncology, aggressive breast cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome.  He has more than 275 publications to his credit.

Workwell Foundation

Staci Stevens, MS

Staci Stevens’ clinical experience is in disability evaluation, cardiopulmonary exercise testing and prescribing activity management programs for patients with CFS/ME.  Her primary research interest is in functionally characterizing CFS/ME and improving quality of life for patients with the illness.

Griffith University

Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, PhD

Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Griffith University in the Population Health and Neuroimmunology Research Unit (PHANU), which is a joint collaboration between Queensland Health and Griffith University. PHANU conducts immunological research with a specialty in Natural Killer Cell function and a focus on development of a suite of biomarkers for ME/CFS. Dr. Marshall-Gradisnik received the Women in Technology Biotech Rising Star Award for 2010.

Donald Staines, MBBS, MPH, FFPHM, FAFOM, is a public health physician with Queensland Health. Dr. Staines has published extensively on ME/CFS and neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases.

Ekua Brenu, PhD, part of the Griffith University team, was recently awarded the Junior Investigator Research Award for ME/CFS by the International Association of ME/CFS.

Griffith University recently appointed Dr. Daniel Peterson Adjunct Professor on the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.


Intererested in Collaborating with Simmaron?

If you are a scientist who is interested in collaborating with Simmaron Research, we welcome your inquiry.  For further information, please contact:

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