Welcome to the International Stroke Genetics Consortium

Formed in 2007, the ISGC is a community of clinicians and investigators devoted to understanding the genetics of cerebrovascular disease and to using new knowledge to improve the lives of people through the prevention and treatment of stroke and its consequences. Governed by a steering committee elected by the membership, and led by the Chair and Vice-Chair of the steering committee, the ISGC is organized into committees and working groups chartered by the steering committee. In 2017, in partnership with the American Heart Association’s Precision Medicine Initiative, the ISGC launched the Cerebrovascular Disease Knowledge Portal , a gateway for data sharing, investigation and analysis. ISGC workshops are held twice per year and provide members crucial opportunities for scientific interaction. The result is a creative, vibrant, welcoming and rigorous community devoted to rapid scientific progress, collaboration and wide data sharing. 


The Steering Committee are elected by members of the International Stroke Genetics Consortium and consists of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Immediate Past-Chair and 7 other members including one seat reserved for an Early Stage Career member. Each member serves 2 year terms with the Vice-Chair assuming the role of Chair. The Vice-Chair is elected from among the Steering Committee members and advances to become the next Chair. The members of the Steering Committee also become members of the board of the non-profit ISGC Foundation. The ISGC Foundation has as non-rotating, permanent member, Dr. Jonathan Rosand as President. The Steering Committee and the ISGC Foundation work to guide the scientific direction of the ISGC including development of the workshops, research priorities, developing the proceedings of the ISGC and also for voting on the ISGC Travel Scholarships. The Steering Committee Members serve voluntarily and provide their time and energy for the benefit of the ISGC as a whole.


Steering Committee Members: 

Dr. Stephanie Debette, Paris, France- Chair 

Dr. Jin-Moo Lee, St. Louis, USA- Vice Chair 

Dr. Daniel Woo, Cincinnati, USA - Immeadiate Past Chair

Dr Jane Maguire, Newcastle, Australia - Past Chair 

Dr. Guido Falcone, New Haven, USA -Junior Investigator 

Dr. Steven Kittner, Baltimore, USA 

Dr. Jennifer Majersik, Salt Lake City, USA 

Dr. Rainer Malik, Munich, Germany

Dr. Agnieszka Slowik, Krakow, Poland 

Dr. Matthew Traylor, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Dr. Bradford Worrall, Charlottesville, USA 



Committees and Working Groups reporting to the Steering Committee:

  • Data Access Committee of the Portal: Consisting of PIs who have shared their data through the ISGC, the scientific committee oversees the Cerebrovascular Disease Knowledge Portal.
    • Chair: Jemma Hopewell
  • Analysis Committee: Consisting of Analytic leaders within the ISGC, the Analysis Committee oversees the analytic tools and capabilities of the Cerebrovascular Disease Knowledge Portal
    • Chair: Rainer Malik
  • Outreach Committee:
    • Chair: Jenny Majersik
  • Acute Endophenotypes Working Group:
    • Co-Chair: Jin-Moo Lee
    • Co-Chair: Israel Fernandez
  • Imaging Working Group:
    • Chair: Natalia Rost
  • Outcomes Working Group
    • Chair: Arne Lindgren
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage Working Group
    • Co-Chair: Jonathan Rosand
    • Co-Chair: Daniel Woo
  • Intracranial Aneurysm Working Group
    • Chair: Ynte Ruigrok
  • Translational Science Working Group
    • Chair: Chris Anderson
  • Biobank Access Working Group
    • Chair: Jemma Hopewell

If you would like to become a member of the ISGC then please CLICK HERE and fill out your information for a username and password for the site. If you are a current member of the ISGC and do not have a username or password please CLICK HERE and fill out your information for a username and password for the site.  If you have any questions please email Katherine Crawford.