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 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.
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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.