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Udall Research Update

September 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Nicole Calakos, M.D., Ph.D. will present the Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research Update on Wednesday, September 28, 1:30-2:30 pm via Zoom.

The title of her presentation is New roles for protein synthesis by the ISR in cholinergic modulation and movement disorders

Nicole Calakos, M.D., Ph.D., is the Lincoln Financial Group Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Chief of the Movement Disorders section in Neurology at Duke University. Dr. Calakos is a physician-scientist who cares for people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Her laboratory studies plasticity mechanisms of the basal ganglia circuitry. Her lab has pioneered methodologies to monitor basal ganglia activity and used them to reveal mechanisms for habit learning, compulsive behavior, and the movement disorder, dystonia.

Dr. Calakos received her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University, completed residency training in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, and joined Duke as an Assistant Professor in 2005 after completing postdoctoral training at Stanford with Dr. Rob Malenka. She is a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Investigators and American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Please plan to attend by using the Zoom link below:  


Meeting ID: 964 9133 1531

Passcode: 885261

312 626 6799 US


September 28
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm