BREAKING NEWS!!! Our laboratory will be moving to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmaty and Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School this Summer! 



Our main research focus is on elucidation of the pathophysiology of isolated focal dystonia through the investigations of its neuroimaging, neuropathological, clinical, genetic, and environmental correlates. We are also interested in comparisons of neural features of dystonia with other movement disorders, such as essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease

Our recent research direction includes studies of high frequency functional connectome in epilepsy

We use a multi-disciplinary approach of functional MRI (fMRI) during resting state and different behavioral conditions, high-resolution structural MRI, high-resolution diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), pharmacological fMRI (ph-fMRI), intracranial EEG recordings, and neural simulations to develop a better understanding of normal and diseased states of the central nervous system, which will ultimately help develop new therapeutic options for patients with movement disorders and epilepsy.


We have new studies and we are recruiting particpants! Come join us to move the research forward! More info here


Join our Team - Open Positions! More info here



The Brain Wiring Behind a Frustrating Speech Disorder


Wall Street Journal features our research on neural control of speech production in healthy individuals and patients with spasmodic dysphonia. 

Read the full story here.




The Dystonia and Motor Control Laboratory is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health


The Dystonia and Motor Control Laboratory is a member of the Department of NeurologyDepartment of Otolaryngology, and Friedman Brain Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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