Creation of a Parkinson's Disease Registry and Initial Studies to Address its Causes and Genetic Susceptibility

Researchers are working across disciplines to establish the first statewide registry of Minnesotans with Parkinson’s disease, a resource that could dramatically improve future studies on the disease.

Principal Investigator: Tim Church, Environmental Health Sciences

Co-Investigators: Paul Tuite; Jerrold Vitek; Colum MacKinnon; Soritios Parashos, Department of Neurology; Bruce Alexander; Jeff Mandel; Irinia Stephanov, Environmental Health Sciences; Larry Baker, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering; Nathan Pankratz, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology; Deborah Swackhamer, Water Resources Center; James Bower, Mayo Clinic