Neural Disruption and Motor Dysfunctions

THU, DEC 10, 2020 (37:50)

Dr. Crittenden describes the complex neural mechanisms that make ordinary movement possible. She explains how neural disruptions cause Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and other dysfunctions. This research uses sophisticated analysis, very advanced technology, and genetic engineering.

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+ BIO: Jill Crittenden

Jill Crittenden is a molecular neuroscientist doing research on how neurocircuits, in the basal ganglia of the brain, motivate motor actions. She is a research scientist at Graybiel lab and a scientific advisor at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.

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