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 on functional and structural connectome of high frequency networks in epilepsy

Using multi-disciplinary approach and novel technologies, we are developing 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.


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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. Click here to read more 

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

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