Expert Answers Podcast: Louise Parr-Brownlie and Conor Underwood on Optogenetic Stimulation

In this episode of #ExpertAnswers join Dr. Louise Parr-Brownlie and Dr. Conor Underwood, from the University of Otago, as they answer questions from a recent webinar that discussed the impact of acute optogenetic stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson's disease in a rat model.

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Associated Webinar: Optogenetic Stimulation for Parkinson's Research: Recovering Movement in an
Animal Model

About the guests

Louise Parr-Brownlie Parkinsons Optogenetics webinar ADI

Louise Parr-Brownlie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy
University of Otago
Louise Parr-Brownlie completed her Ph.D. in neurophysiology before holding research positions at the NIH. Louise has characterized changes in neuronal activity in motor pathways in models of Parkinson’s disease, examined if motor thalamus stimulation can recover movements, and worked with bioengineers to develop implantable light stimulation devices.

Conor Underwood Parkinsons Optogenetics webinar ADI

Conor Underwood, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Anatomy
University of Otago
Conor Underwood is a passionate early-career scientist with a keen interest in novel technologies for neuroscience research. His research aims to characterize and treat thalamocortical dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease (post-doc) and hypothalamic dysfunction in kidney disease (Ph.D.).