Research Team

UB faculty members Ralph H. Benedict, PhD; Daniel Sirica, MD; and Allison Brashear, MD, MBA.

Our research team — including UB’s Daniel Sirica, MD; Allison Brashear, MD, MBA; and Ralph Benedict, PhD — has decades of research experience and invests significant energy into generating valuable insights.

To conduct our ATP1A3 research, we have assembled a group of professionals with a variety of skills and backgrounds. 

Our trusted team of renowned medical experts is committed to expanding the world’s understanding of rare movement disorders.

Researchers on our team are from:

  • University at Buffalo, a flagship university of the SUNY system — a designation that underscores UB’s reputation as a premier public research university
  • University of Miami, which ranks first in Florida for research funding from the National Institutes of Health
  • University of California, Davis, which has one of the nation’s leading medical schools
  • Harvard University, which has a medical school that’s been making paradigm-shifting discoveries and achieving “firsts” since 1799
  • Wake Forest University, which is nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in biomedical research

University at Buffalo

Wake Forest University

University of Miami

Harvard University

UC Davis