Thomas Wichmann, M.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series


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Thomas Wichmann, M.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series

April 14 @ 12:00 pm EDT

The role of the thalamus in primate Parkinsonism

Dr. Wichmann received medical training in Germany, followed by postdoctoral training in pharmacology and electrophysiology at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD). In the early 1990s, he completed residency training in Neurology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA), and has been a professor in the movement disorder division in the Department of Neurology at the same University since then, specializing in research and treatment of Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. His research focuses on brain activity changes that are associated with Parkinson’s disease, and the effects of DBS on brain networks. His recent research has focused on the role of the thalamus in the pathophysiology of parkinsonism. His work has been continuously funded by NIH and private foundations, and has been published in high-impact journals, such as Science, Brain, Nature and the Journal of Neuroscience.

Speaker Information

Thomas Wichmann, M.D.
Director, Udall Center of Excellence for Research in Parkinson’s Disease – Emory University
A. Worley Brown Endowed Professor – Emory University
Associate Director for Scientific Programs – Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Time & Location

12:00 pm on Zoom

Registration is free. To sign up, please email Courtney Zirkle at courtney.zirkle@vai.org. After registering, you will receive an email with the Zoom link and passcode.

VAI Host: Hong-yuan Chu, Ph.D.


For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.


April 14
12:00 pm EDT
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