New study of the brain’s circuitry will track Parkinson’s disease from its origins

November 4, 2021

Prof. Yang Dan (neuroscience) studies brain's circuitryBerkeley neuroscientist Yang Dan will help conduct an ambitious $9 million project exploring how the circuitry in the brain progressively goes awry in patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

Dan brings her expertise as an acclaimed sleep scientist to an international team of investigators recently awarded the funding over the next three years by the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative. Launched in 2019, the research funding initiative aims to speed scientific discovery and illuminate the path to a cure for the debilitating neurodegenerative disorder.

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