Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Craig Blackstone is Chief of the Movement Disorders Division at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He received B.S./M.S. degrees from the University of Chicago and M.D./Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins. After neurology residency in the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Program, Dr. Blackstone pursued clinical fellowship training in movement disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital and postdoctoral research training in neurobiology with Dr. Morgan Sheng at Harvard Medical School and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In 2001, Dr. Blackstone joined the NINDS, rising to Senior Investigator and Cell Biology Section Chief. His group investigated the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying hereditary movement disorders.
He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and Association of American Physicians (AAP) as well as an elected Fellow and former Vice President of the American Neurological Association (ANA). He has held numerous other leadership positions in the ANA, including on its Executive Council, Education Innovation Committee, Nominations Committee, and Professional Development Committee, as well as Director of its Translational and Clinical Research Course and Chair of its Web Governance Committee. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases. He received the NIH Director's Ruth L. Kirschstein Mentoring Award in 2012 and the NINDS Director’s Diversity Achievement Award in 2018.