Projects in the Udall Center are focused on an overarching theme of understanding the role of alpha-synuclein and tau in Parkinson's disease and parkinsonian disorders. Additionally, researchers in the Parkinson's Disease Unit are studying clinical genetics and the underlying causes of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

Current projects include:

  1. Identification of novel parkinsonian genes by whole-genome sequencing, led by Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D., and Owen A. Ross, Ph.D.
  2. Genetic determinants of alpha-synuclein and tau pathology in parkinsonism, led by Dennis W. Dickson, M.D., and Owen A. Ross, Ph.D.