Assistant Research Professor
University of Colorado Denver
Aurora, Colorado – United States
I am a neurophysiologist with a unique scientific trajectory from lab bench to preclinical and clinical research. I have studied brain correlates of motor development, function and dysfunction using diverse models, ranging from single brain cells to network assemblies of neurons, in both animals and humans with or without motor impairments. My current research focuses on investigating the neurophysiology of brain dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease (PD), using magnetoencephalography (MEG), in order to develop clinically relevant biomarkers and new therapeutic strategies. I have 7 years of MEG experience, including clinical trials and brain biomarkers characterization. I have published MEG-related articles and obtained multiple independent funding. I also have some prior experience with conducting clinical trials on the PD population. I am the principle investigator on a current NIH funded randomized controlled clinical trial investigating the mechanisms underlying the use of Neurologic Music Therapy for enhancing fine motor control in Parkinson's disease.
Thursday, November 7
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM