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Aryn Gittis, PhD

Professor at CMU

Location: Pittsburgh, PA United States

Dr. Gittis studies neural circuits in the basal ganglia, a brain region involved in movement, learning, motivation and reward. Her research focuses on how neural circuits change in Parkinson’s disease and how function can be restored. She uses preclinical models to study circuit function using a variety of techniques including electrophysiology, optogenetics, histology and behavior.

Associated Grants

  • Preclinical Testing of Novel DBS Protocol for Long-Lasting Therapeutic Effects


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