Graduate Studies Faculty
John Nutt, M.D.
Research Interests:Clinical pharmacology Parkinson's disease Movement disorders Gait and balance disorders Dopamine Clinical research; behavioral » PubMed Listing
Preceptor RotationsDr. Nutt has not indicated availability for preceptor rotations at this time.
Faculty MentorshipDr. Nutt has not indicated availability as a mentor at this time.
Dr. Nutt earned a B.A. in biochemistry at Rice University in 1965, and an M.S. in Pharmacology as well as a M.D. at Baylor College of Medicine in 1970. Neurology training was completed at University of Washington. Clinical fellowships included two years at the Addiction Research Institute in Lexington, KY (1971-73) and two years at NIH-NINDS Experimental Therapeutics Branch (1976-78). In 1978, Dr. Nutt joined OHSU as an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pharmacology. Dr. Nutt is currently a Professor in Neurology, and Physiology & Pharmacology, the Director at the OHSU Parkinson Center of Oregon (PCO) and the Director at the Portland VAMC Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC).
Summary of Current Research
Our group is interested in improving therapies for movement disorders, particularly Parkinson's disease. Many studies focus on the dopaminergic system and symptomatic therapy. However, increasingly, trials exploring neuroprotection and neurorestorative therapies are underway. In addition to interventional trials, we have interests in gait and balance and in the genetics of Parkinson's disease.