Who we are.
NeuroSpring is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity with a unique mission: to support research in the neurosciences that lead to new medical therapies. Founded in 2005 as Northern Neurosciences and incorporated under Delaware law, we have a long and successful history of charitable work. We have completed several research programs in the neurosciences.
Meet the team.
Board of Directors
Dawn Bielawski, Ph.D.
Dr. Bielawski is an published researcher in the fields of environmental science, pediatrics, and neuroscience. She also serves on the Institutional Review Board of the Wayne State University. Previously she has served as a Senior Scientist for NeuroSpring, and she is a founding member of the organization.
Michael Coco, Ph.D.
Dr. Coco is a pharmacologist by training with experience in basic science research and is a founding member of the organization. He works as a medical writer in Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.). He has served as a Board member for 5 years and is a founding member of the organization.
Tamara Heaton, M.A.
Ms. Heaton is a medical anthropologist and grant writing expert who has supported the fund-raising efforts of NeuroSpring since its inception. She is an original founder of NeuroSpring and has directed the operational activities of its internal research programs.
Mark Borsody, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Borsody is practicing neurologist and neurophysiologist. He has more than 20 years of experience in basic and clinical research, including 6 years in executive roles in pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Dr. Borsody has previously served as Board member and Secretary for Neurospring.
Chisa Yamada, M.D.
Dr. Yamada has medical training in both ophthalmology and pathology, and has led NeuroSpring research programs in headache conditions. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology at the University of Michigan.
The Interns - Summer 2019
Maricarmen Solorio Lopez
"I promoted from Pueblo Vista 360, Redwood Middle School and will soon graduate from Napa High School class of 2020. My plans for the future are to hopefully attend a university preferably in California and become apart of the biology research programs.""
"I am currently going into my senior year at Napa High School. My future plans are to attend college and go into the medical field. I have always enjoyed and found my science classes interesting so this internship was a very good fit for me.""
" I am currently a Senior at Napa High and attended Harvest Middle School. I am focusing on going to a four year University after High School and studying Veterinary Medicine. I adore spending time with animals and learning new things. I also enjoy reading and drawing as well as spending time in nature."
"I am a sophmore at New Technology High School. In the future I plan to start my own business relating to artificial intelligence. Subjects that interest me are artificial intelligence and electrical engineering.
"I am a senior at New Technology High school. I plan to study physics, mathematics, and computer science in college. I hope to expand my knowledge about life and the universe."
"I am a Junior at New Tech High School. I am interested in Mathematics and Computer Science and would like to study them in college."
"I am an incoming senior at New Technology High School. I plan to study criminal justice or law at university once I graduate. I am passionate about science and research, with an especially strong interest in environmental sciences, ecology, and conservation."
"I am part of the class of 2020 at Napa High School and I plan on attending a university after I graduate. Although I do not have an intended major, I would love to study the biological and chemical sciences and would undoubtedly continue my aspirations in research using the scientific method."
"I am a senior at New Technology High School and I plan to major in chemistry and study pathology"