Advisory Board

Advisory board membership is a voluntary, independent, and non-remunerated position.

Dr. Curtis W. Dewey

Dr. Curtis Dewey, DVM, MS, from Cornell University, New York, is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology), a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and an Associate Professor at the Section of Neurology/Neurosurgery in the veterinary faculty of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. Dr. Dewey’s main research interests include seizure management, congenital disorders of the central nervous system, and complementary therapies for neurologic disease. Species focus is on dogs and cats.


David P.D. Woldbye

David P.D. Woldbye is associate professor at the Laboratory of Neural Plasticity, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the head of a research group presently studying effects of neuropeptides in animal models of epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. His specific expertise comprises gene therapy with viral vectors, primary cell cultures, in situ hybridization, receptor autoradiography, functional binding assays, and in vivo microdialysis. The research group includes Post-Docs and PhD students. David is the author of more than 80 publications in international journals, an active reviewer of manuscripts, and member of several academic boards. He is one of the scientific founders of CombiGene AB, which provides the basis for Panion’s canine epilepsy gene therapy drug candidate.


Dr. Karen Munana

Dr. Karen Munana, Professor in neurology at North Carolina State University, College of veterinary medicine. She is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and holds a diplomate degree from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology). She leads the Companion Animal Epilepsy Research Laboratory at NCSU, which is dedicated to developing more effective treatments for seizures in companion animals and to learn more about the cause of epileptic seizures in dogs and cats.


Dr. Dominic J. Marino, DVM, DACVS, DACCT, CCRP.

Dr. Dominic J. Marino is an experienced veterinary neurologist and neurosurgeon. He is the Chief of Staff of Long Island Veterinary Specialists, the Director of the Canine Chiari Institute, and a founding board member of the New York Veterinary Foundation. Dr. Marino has a B.S. in biology and a DVM degree from Auburn University in Alabama. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Clinical Thermology and is the former head of Orthopedic/Neurosurgery service at the Animal Medical Center.

Dr. Marino has published many scientific articles, and authored chapters in both human and veterinary medical textbooks. He lectures extensively on many surgical topics including soft tissue, orthopedic and neurosurgery at both human and veterinary surgical conferences nationally and internationally.