Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive motor disorder that often occurs later in life. Our researchers are studying the brain circuits that are disrupted in PD. We are also developing tools for measuring dopamine and chronic drug delivery, as well as for non-invasive deep brain stimulation.
Predicted number of Americans living with Parkinson's by the year 2020.SOURCE: Marras et al.
Percentage of US population 65 years and older estimated to be living with PD.SOURCE: Poewe et al.
Ed Boyden develops novel tools that image and map the activity of the brain with the aim of repairing neural circuits.