Our goal at the Kang Lab is to understand the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and its therapy using mouse models and translation into clinical studies. A major focus of current studies is on the maladaptive changes to neuronal systems that regulate movement in PD and its treatments. These changes are initiated by the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the basal ganglia, highlighting the importance of dopamine signaling in modulating these circuits. In addition, we are interested in the dysfunction of non-dopaminergic systems that also contribute to non-motor complications.
Un Jung Kang, MD
NYU Langone Health Science Building, 13th Floor
435 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
Please contact Dr. Kang, director of translational research at the Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, at 212-263-4838. The Fresco Institute is located at 222 East 41st Street on the 13th floor.