Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Turner, Robert S.

Robert S. Turner

Phone: 412-383-5395

website: http://www.cnbc.cmu.edu/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=search&searchword=turner+rob&cat_id=0

Neural Engineering Related Work:

Deep brain stimulation and neuromodulation therapies for movement disorders (Parkinson's disease and dystonia). Neurophysiologic studies of DBS mechanisms in non-human primates.

Neural Engineering Related Work:Research in my lab uses non-human primate models to address three primary questions: 
1) What does the basal ganglia contribute to the control of movement and executive function in healthy individuals? 
2) What pathophysiologic processes underlie the signs of basal ganglia-related disorders such as Parkinson's disease and dystonia? 
3) How does deep brain stimulation (DBS) work to alleviate symptoms in Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, OCD/Tourette's, and an expanding array of other potential applications?