Mentors: Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration T32 Program

 

Mentor

Name and Degree

Department

College

Research Interests

Aysegul Gunduz, PhD

Biomedical Engineering
EngineeringClinical diagnostics & therapy for neurological disorders using neural networks; electro-physiology, bioimaging
Benoit Giasson, Ph.D.Benoit Giasson, PhD
Neuroscience
MedicineNeuroscience, genetics, alpha-synuclein & antibodies
Catherine Price, PhD

Clinical & Health PsychologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsCognitive subtypes in Parkinson's disease; DTI & biomarkers; Post-operative cognitive change
Christopher Hass, PhD
Applied Physiology & KinesiologyHealth & Human PerformanceLocomotion & balance in Parkinson's disease; Efficacy of physical interventions (tai chi, exercise, split treadmill) for disease progression
Daniel Ferris, PhD

Biomedical EngineeringEngineeringBiomechanics & neural control of human locomotion in health & disability
David Borchelt, PhD

NeuroscienceMedicineUse of transgenic mouse models, knockout mice, and cell culture systems to identify novel therapeutic approaches to neurodegenerative disease
David Fuller, PhD


Physical TherapyHealth & Human PerformanceNeuroplasticity & respiratory control
David Vaillancourt, PhD
Applied Physiology & KinesiologyHealth & Human PerformanceIdentifying functional & structural brain deficits in movement disorders using DTI & fMRI
Dawn Bowers, PhD

Clinical & Health PsychologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsApathy, depression & cognitive subtypes in Parkinson's disease; Face digitizing, ERP, psychophysiology, rTMS; clinical-cognitive interventions
Emily Plowman, PhD
Speech, Language, & Hearing SciencesPublic Health & Health ProfessionsUpper aerodigestive tract function in individuals with neurological disease & the associated processes of speech, breathing & swallowing
Evangelos Christou, PhD
Applied Physiology & KinesiologyHealth & Human PerformanceNeuromuscular mechanisms of motor output variability & movement accuracy
Gordon Mitchell, PhD
Physical TherapyHealth & Human PerformanceNeuroplasticity in respiratory motor control
Habibeh Khoshbouei, PhD

NeuroscienceMedicineDopamine neuro-transmission regulation; Pathogenesis of addiction, neurological & neuropsychiatric disorders
Ianessa Humbert, PhD
Speech, Language, & Hearing SciencesPublic Health & Health ProfessionsPhysiological & neural mechanisms of swallowing disorders & the development of rehabilitation strategies
Jada Lewis, PhD
NeuroscienceMedicineTesting novel siRNA therapeutics against alpha-synuclein; Generating constitutive and inducible model systems for the study of proteins & cellular pathways
Karen Hegland, PhD
Speech, Language, & Hearing SciencesPublic Health & Health ProfessionsMechanisms of normal & disordered airway protection
Kevin J. Otto, PhD Kevin Otto, PhD
Biomedical EngineeringEngineeringNeural engineering, device-tissue interfaces & neurostimulation
Krista Vandenborne, PhD
Physical TherapyHealth & Human PerformanceMRS/MRI studies of muscle function in human & animal models; Use of gene transfer & exercise as therapeutic interventions
Laura Ranum, PhD
Molecular Genetics & MicrobiologyMedicineHuman genetics & molecular mechanisms of ataxia, mouse models of expansion protein repeats; ALS & ataxia
Lucia Notterpek, PhD

Neurology
MedicineSubcellular changes associated with age-related & disease associated myelin degeneration; optimization of lipid nanoparticles
Michael Okun, MD
NeurologyMedicineTreatment of movement disorders , brain stimulation effects on behavior, mood & cognition
Mingzhou Ding, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

EngineeringAdvanced signal processing, methods for analysis of oscillatory neural networks & multivariate neurobiological data
Paramita Chakrabarty, PhD
NeuroscienceMedicineRole of immune activation in dementias of the elderly, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease & tauopathies
Rachael Seidler, PhD
Applied Physiology & KinesiologyHealth & Human PerformanceMotor control, aging, neuroplasticity amp; rehabilitation associated with spaceflight
Ronald Cohen, PhD
Clinical & Health PsychologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsHealth comorbidities, risky behavior, neuroimaging
Russell Bauer, PhD
Clinical & Health PsychologyPublic Health & Health ProfessionsHippocampal contributions to spatial memory, & structure-function relationships in memory
Todd Golde, PhD
NeuroscienceMedicineBiomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases
Yuqing Li, PhD
NeurologyMedicineBasal ganglia function/dysfunction; Neural plasticity; Transgenic mouse & worm models; Dystonia, Parkinson's disease, Restless Leg Syndrome