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Research Interests

My research is focused on the mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia. This pursuit employs a combination of electrophysiological, optical, genetic and behavioral approaches.


  • Neuroscience
  • Molecular Biology
  • Schizophrenia
  • Physiology
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease

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Research Output 1985 2018

2 Citations

Striatal synapses, circuits, and Parkinson's disease

Zhai, S., Tanimura, A., Graves, S. M., Shen, W. & Surmeier, D. J. Feb 1 2018 In : Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 48, p. 9-16 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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Parkinson Disease
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Calcium, mitochondrial dysfunction and slowing the progression of Parkinson's disease

Surmeier, D. J., Halliday, G. M. & Simuni, T. Dec 1 2017 In : Experimental Neurology. 298, p. 202-209 8 p.

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Calcium and Parkinson's disease

Surmeier, D. J., Schumacker, P. T., Guzman, J. D., Ilijic, E., Yang, B. & Zampese, E. Feb 19 2017 In : Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 483, 4, p. 1013-1019 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Parkinson Disease
Disease Progression
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Cryopreservation Maintains Functionality of Human iPSC Dopamine Neurons and Rescues Parkinsonian Phenotypes In Vivo

Wakeman, D. R., Hiller, B. M., Marmion, D. J., McMahon, C. W., Corbett, G. T., Mangan, K. P., Ma, J., Little, L. E., Xie, Z., Perez-Rosello, T., Guzman, J. N., Surmeier, D. J. & Kordower, J. H. Jul 11 2017 In : Stem Cell Reports. 9, 1, p. 149-161 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Determinants of Selective Vulnerability of Dopamine Neurons in Parkinson's Disease

Zampese, E., Galtieri, D. J., Schumacker, P. T. & Surmeier, D. J. Jan 1 2017 Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience. Elsevier B.V., Vol. 24, p. 821-837 17 p. (Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience; vol. 24)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Dopaminergic Neurons
Parkinson Disease
Vulnerable Populations
Neurotransmitter Agents