Research Team

Carolin Curtze

Postdoctoral Researcher: Carolin Curtze

Carolin’s current research focuses on posture and gait deficits in people with Parkinson’s disease. The emphasis of her work is on the development and validation of algorithms to analyze posture and gait by means of wearable inertial sensors. Her long-term goal is to gain more insight into the adaptability and plasticity of the human motor system.

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Michael Fleming

Research Assistant: Michael Fleming

Mike is a research assistant and study coordinator; he recruits participants from the community, collects cognitive and movement data during study visits, and assists postdoctoral fellows with analysis. He is especially interested in the newly emerging links between mobility deficits and abnormalities in cognition and behavior, and how neuroimaging can accelerate our understanding of this connection.

Geetanjali Gera Dutta

Postdoctoral Researcher: Geetanjali Gera Dutta

Geetanjali is interested in developing better rehabilitation strategies for neurologically impaired individuals. In order to do so, she is interested in quantifying the underlying motor deficits and understanding the mechanisms behind the atypical movement patterns observed in such individuals.

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Julia Marshall Leach

Ph.D. Student: Julia Marshall Leach

Julia is a Ph.D. candidate for the class of 2015. She is studying the relationships between postural control, cognition, and falls in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. She is particularly interested in the associations between motor and cognitive decline in our aging population.

Marian Livingston

Neurology Fellow: Marian Livingston

Dr. Livingston is a movement disorders fellow at OHSU. Along with Drs. Nutt, Horak and Fling, she is presently engaged in research concerning cognitive and imaging correlates of gait abnormalities in vascular parkinsonism.

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Katrijn Smulders

Postdoctoral Researcher: Katrijn Smulders

The overarching goal of Katrijn’s research is to integrate motor and cognitive science to further our understanding of neurological diseases, particularly Parkinson’s disease. Her current research projects focus on the interaction between mobility and cognitive impairments in PD, and their relation with neural circuitry.

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