Dr. Kuldip Dave is Senior Vice President of Research and Mission Strategies and joined The ALS Association in May 2019. In this role, he leads the world’s largest philanthropic research funding program for ALS. He develops and implements the broader research vision by setting annual priorities and department goals including research funding strategy, research programs, and strategic initiatives and is also responsible for the operational, staffing, and budgetary oversight of the research program. Dr. Dave received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Rutgers University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology and Physiology from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He went on to work for pharmaceutical industry for 2 years before joining The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. After nine years at MJFF, he joined the ALS Association as the head of the Research program.