Research Activities

Research Activities - Clinical:

  • Parkinson’s disease biomarker research
  • Genetic studies of Parkinson’s disease
  • Brain imaging studies of Parkinson’s disease and related conditions, e.g. multiple system atrophy and progressive supranuclear palsy
  • Trials of candidate 'neuroprotective' drugs for Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy and Huntington’s disease, including gene therapy
  • Trials of symptomatic drugs for Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease
  • Study of cognitive and psychiatric features of Parkinson’s disease
  • Dystonia Coalition: Global studies of multiple aspects of dystonia
  • Natural progression of Huntington’s disease
  • Neuromodulation (deep brain stimulation) in movement disorders and other conditions
  • North American Prodromal Synucleinopathy (NAPS) Consortium research: studying Parkinson’s disease and related conditions prior to onset of motor symptoms
  • Sleep research in Parkinson’s disease and related disorders
  • Clinical research in the Lewy body dementias: Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Motion analysis and eye tracking research in Parkinson’s disease and related disorders

Research Activities - Basic:

  • Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s disease: Circuitry to Therapy
  • Parkinson’s Disease Collaborative Environmental Research Center
  • Neurochemical anatomy of the basal ganglia
  • Mechanisms in dystonia
  • Animal models in Parkinson’s disease
  • Animal models and targets for levodopa induced dyskinesia
  • Primate models of Huntington’s disease
  • Neuroinflammation in Parkinson’s disease
  • Motor physiology of Parkinson’s disease
  • Metabolomics of Parkinson’s disease and related conditions

For more information on research opportunities, please visit and read our Emory University Parkinson's Research Booklet.