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Below is a timeline of my education and professional positions.
1984-1988 BS, Physics, University of California, San Diego
1990-1994 PhD, MIT, Systems Neuroscience
Mentor: Richard Andersen
1988-1995 MD, Harvard Medical School
1995-1996 Medical Internship, Columbia University Medical Center, New York
1996-1999 Neurology Residency, Columbia University Medical Center, New York
1999-2001 Movement Disorders Fellowship, Columbia University
Clinical Mentor: Stanley Fahn
Research Mentor (Human Motor Control): Claude Ghez
2001-2016 Neurology Faculty, Columbia University
2003-2016 Motor Performance Lab, Columbia University
In 2003 I established, with John Krakauer, the Motor Performance Lab at Columbia University. Through close collaboration we conducted research in normal motor control and motor learning that served as the basis for studies in motor control abnormalities in movement disorders (my area of clinical interest) and recovery from stroke (John’s major area of clinical interest).
2016-present Neurology Faculty, Washington University in St. Louis
In 2016 I moved to Washington University in St. Louis and joined the Movement Disorders Section, headed by Joel Perlmutter, in the Neurology Department. My research is based in the Movement and Neurodegenerative Disease research group, headed by Gammon Earhart. The group’s focus is gait abnormalities in Parkinson’s disease: people with PD are studied in the lab to understand the nature of parkinsonian gait abnormalities and to devise activity-based interventions to treat these symptoms.