Dr. Sherri Thiele

Dr. Thiele earned a bachelor’s degree specializing in Neuroscience and her PhD in Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Toronto. She is currently conducting postdoctoral research in the lab of Dr. Andres Lozano, where she will apply her expertise in electrophysiology to develop novel approaches in deep brain stimulation to treating Parkinson disease symptoms in patients who are no longer adequately controlled by their medications.

Dr. Thiele’s research focuses on the disordered physiological processes associated with Parkinson’s disease. She is an expert in the field of electrophysiology – a sophisticated electrical recording technique which is able to probe brain activity at the cellular level. Using electrophysiological approaches, Dr. Thiele has identified key neural circuits that are disrupted in Parkinson’s disease. These findings have led to discoveries linking changes in motor behavior in Parkinson’s disease with the inability of specific brain cells to be modified. This work has formed the basis of a strategy to reverse motor symptoms observed in Parkinson’s disease.

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