Basal ganglia and cortex in health and disease.

Research in my lab focuses on three primary questions:

  1. What does the basal ganglia contribute to the control of movement and executive function in healthy individuals?
  2. What physiologic processes underlie the signs of basal ganglia-related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonia?
  3. How does deep brain stimulation (DBS) work to alleviate symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, OCD/Tourette’s, and an expanding array of other clinical applications?