Director, Scientific Affairs
Diana Shineman, PhD is the Director for Scientific Affairs at the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, where she is responsible for developing and managing all aspects of the Foundation’s drug discovery and development grants programs and strategic initiatives.
Dr. Shineman earned her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). At Penn’s Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research led by Drs. Virginia Lee and John Trojanowski, she studied signal transduction pathways that alter amyloid generation in Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Shineman also worked with the Center’s Drug Discovery Group to perform high-throughput screening using cell-based assays. In addition to her dissertation research, Dr. Shineman was an Editorial Intern for the Journal of Clinical Investigation and was an active member of the Penn Biotechnology Group.
Dr. Shineman received a BA in Biology with a Nutrition concentration from Cornell University, where she was named a Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Scholar. She is also a member of the Society for Neuroscience, New York Academy of Sciences, and the Association for Women in Science, and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications.