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John Nutt, M.D.

  • Professor Emeritus of Neurology, School of Medicine


Jay Nutt, M.D. is internationally recognized for research on testing novel therapeutics, including neuroprotective and neurorestorative therapies, and gait and balance problems of Parkinson’s; his research on the pharmacokinetics of levodopa has provided significant clinical and scientific insights on this important therapy.

He is currently researching:

Whether a medication originally designed for dementia improves balance and gait in people with Parkinson’s disease Whether gene therapy improves the response to levodopa (Sinemet) in collaboration with University of California San Francisco

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • M.D., 1970, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency

    • Neurology - University of Washington, Seattle
  • Fellowship

    • Clinical fellowship, Addiction Research Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, 1973


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