John (Jack) Kessler MD


Education:
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey A.B. 1967
Cornell University Medical College
New York, New York M.D. 1971

Academic Appointments
::Current
Chairman, Davee Department of Neurology
Northwestern University Medical School 2000-
Davee Professor of Stem Cell Biology
Northwestern University Medical School 2000-
Director, Feinberg Clinical Neuroscience Institute
Northwestern University Medical School 2000-
Director, Northwestern University Stem Cell Institute 2005-
::Previous
Chairman of Neurology
Jacobi-North Bronx Medical Network 1998-2000
Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology 1989-2000
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 1987-2000
Treasurer and Director, North Bronx Medical Network 1998-2000
Director of the Rose F. Kennedy Center for Research
in Mental Retardation and Human Development 1993-1998
Chief of Service, Neurology
Jacobi Medical Center 1990-1998
Associate Director of the Rose F. Kennedy Center for Research
in Mental Retardation and Human Development 1984-1993
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1983-1987
Associate Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology,
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center 1982-1983
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology,
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center 1978-1982

Training
Resident in Neurology, Department of Neurology,
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center 1975-1978
Research Associate, Membrane Transport Section
National Cancer Institute 1973-1975
Medical Resident, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York 1972-1973
Medical Intern, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York 1971-1972

Certifications:
American Board of Internal Medicine 1974-
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 1978-

Awards and Honors:
Polk Research Prize
Teacher-Investigator Award
National Institute of Neurological and Communicative
Disorders and Stroke (NINCDS) 1978-1983
Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist 1982-1983
George Cotzias Memorial Research Fellow
American Parkinson Disease Association 1982-1984
Chairman, Section on Neuroscience
New York Academy of Medicine 1986-1988
Melbourne Annual Lecture, Australian Neurological Association 1993
Alpern Family Foundation Chair in Cerebral Palsy 1994-2000
Chairman, Wellcome Symposiums 1995
Interurban Clinical Club 1997
Boshes Chair of Neurology 2000-
Councilor, American Neurological Association 2001-2004
Chairman, March of Dimes Review Committee 2001-2005
Alt. Board of Directors, United Council for Neurological Subspecialties 2004-
Milton Shy Annual Lecture – NIH 2005
NIH Center of Excellence – Human Embryonic Stem Cells 2005
Association of American Physicians 2005-


Scientific Advisory Panels:
March of Dimes Scientific Advisory Board
Culpepper Foundation Scientific Advisory Board
Neurology B1 Study Section (1992-1997 and Ad Hoc)
Health Sciences Research Commission, (HSURC-Canada) Ad Hoc
The Wellcome Trust Ad Hoc
Hong Kong Research Grants Council Ad Hoc
AMA Foundation Review Board Ad Hoc

Societies:
American Neurological Association
American Academy of Neurology
Society for Neuroscience
American College of Physicians
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society for Cell Biology
Interurban Clinical Club

Corporate Boards:
Northwestern Memorial Foundation 2001-
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 2002-

Current editorial positions:
Associate Editor: Journal of Neuroscience Research
Editorial Board: Nature Clinical Practice Neurology

Reviewer for:
Annals of Neurology
Brain Res./Dev. Brain Res.
Development
Developmental Biology
European Journal of Neuroscience
Glia
Journal of Cell Biology
Journal of Comp. Neuro.
Journal of Neurochemistry
Journal of Neuroimmunology
Journal of Neuroscience
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience