SOCIETY FOR BRAIN MAPPING AND THERAPEUTICS

SOCIETY FOR BRAIN MAPPING AND THERAPEUTICS

BREAKING BOUNDARIES OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MEDICINE, ART & HEALTHCARE POLICY

NanoneuroSurgery and NeuroPhotonics

The NanoneuroSurgery and NeuroPhotonics SBMT Subcommittee focuses on research on the newest advances on nanotechnology for the purpose of neurosurgery and neurology. This subcommittee also explores the novel phtotonic applications in neurology and neurosciences in general.

Unaiza Memon

MD | Research Fellow (2023)

John S. Yu

Nanoneurosurgery & NeuroPhotonics Subcommittee SBMT 2023-2024
Dr. John S. Yu is a member of the full-time faculty in the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as well as the founder of ImmunoCellular Therapeutics. An internationally renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Yu’s clinical focus is on the treatment of malignant and benign brain and spinal tumors. In addition, he is conducting in-depth research in immune and gene therapy for brain tumors. He has also extensively studied the use of neural stem cells as delivery vehicles for brain cancers and neurodegenerative diseases.

John D. Heiss

Nanoneurosurgery & NeuroPhotonics Subcommittee SBMT 2023-2024
John D. Heiss, M.D. is the Head of the Surgical Neurology Branch and Program Director of the Neurological Surgery Residency Training Program in the NINDS. Dr. Heiss received both his B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and M.D. degree from the University of Michigan. He completed his surgical internship and his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Prior to joining NINDS, Dr. Heiss was co-director of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at the University of Cincinnati and a neurosurgeon in the Mayfield Neurological Institute. He completed a fellowship in neurosurgery research in the Surgical Neurology Branch before joining the senior staff of the Surgical Neurology Branch.

Lila Kendall

2023 Award Recipient | SBMT/WBMF Intern (2021-2023)

Kevin Morris

M.D. | | Research Scientist, 2021 Award Recipient | Neuroscience20 Organizing Secretary, India
As a Graduate Research Fellow in 2020 and received the Student Service and Leadership Award for 2020-2021 through hard work and dedication aided by proper mentorship. After that, he was promoted to a Graduate Research Scientist and has excelled in mentoring new fellows and interns since then.

Joe F. Bolanos

MD | Chief Operations Officer | Research Scientist, 2021 Student Service and Leadership Award Recipient | Neuroscience20 Organizing Secretary
A Passion for Innovation in Healthcare Dr. Joe F. Bolanos, MD, embodies a compelling fusion of medical expertise and technological acumen. With an unwavering interest in harnessing innovation to improve healthcare efficiency, Dr. Bolanos has carved a distinguished path throughout his career.

Babak Kateb

Chairman and CEO of SBMT 1st President SBMT, WBMF Pioneer in Medicine Award, 2015 | NanoneuroSurgery and NeuroPhotonics Subcommittee SBMT 2023-2024, BCI, Neurotechnology, Neuroengineering Subcommitee 2023-2024, Military Medicine Subcommittee 2023 - 2024 | Neuroscience20 Global Chairman
Founding Chairman of the Board of SBMT and President of World Brain Mapping Foundation, Scientific Director of SBMT and Brain Mapping Foundation, Director of National Center for Nano-Bio-Electronics, Director of Brain Technology and Innovation Park (BTIP), and Chairman of science advisory board of Infinity Arc (cancer/radiosurgery tech).

John S. Yu

Dr. John S. Yu is a member of the full-time faculty in the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as well as the founder of ImmunoCellular Therapeutics.
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