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Substantial Matters: Life & Science of Parkinson’s

Dec 28, 2021

In this podcast episode, we ‘Meet the Researcher’, featuring a prominent investigator who has received support from the Parkinson's Foundation. We illustrate how a research career develops, what motivates people to study what they do, and to give some insight into what support from the Parkinson’s Foundation can accomplish in understanding the disease better and finding solutions.


In this episode, Dr. William Dauer, Director of the Brain Institute at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, describes his career path and how he came to be interested in movement disorders and in dystonia in particular, a condition in which muscles contract involuntarily, causing repetitive or twisting movements. He has long been involved in basic science research as well as in clinical practice, and what he has found in each area he has been able to apply to the other.