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Donald T. Stuss, Ph.D., C. Psych., ABPP-CN, Order of Ontario, FRSC, FCAHS, is the founding (2011) President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Brain Institute; a Senior Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute of Baycrest Centre; University of Toronto Professor of Medicine (Neurology and Rehabilitation Science) and Psychology; founding Director of the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest 1989 - 2008. His research focuses on understanding and treating the cognitive functions and personality changes associated with the frontal lobes as they occur after stroke, normal elderly, and in those with traumatic brain injury or dementia. He has one co-authored book, and four co-edited books; over 190 publications and 48 chapters; and presented over 250 invited scientific lectures and workshops. His publications have been cited over 13,000 times, with an H index of 58.
Robert T. Knight, MD, received a degree in Physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology, an MD from Northwestern University Medical School, obtained Neurology training at UCSD and did post-doctoral work at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He was a faculty member in the Department of Neurology at UC Davis School of Medicine from 1980-1998 and moved to UC Berkeley in 1998 serving as Director of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute from 2001 until 2011. His laboratory utilizes electrophysiological techniques in neurological and neurosurgical patients to delineate the role of prefrontal cortex in human cognitive. His laboratory also records electrocorticographic activity from neurosurgical patients with subdural electrodes to delineate cortical mechanisms of behavior as well as for development of neural prosthesis for motor and language restoration.. He founded the UC Berkeley-UCSF Center for Neural Engineering and Prosthesis in 2010. Dr. Knight received the Jacob Javits Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for distinguished contributions to understanding neurological disorders, the IBM Cognitive Computing Award and the Humboldt Prize in Neurobiology. His H index is 67.