Birgitt Schüle, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on medical genetics and stem cell modeling to unlock disease mechanisms and pathways leading to neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease and related disorders for the development new therapeutic strategies.
Dr. Schüle received her medical degree from the Georg‐August University Göttingen and Medical University Lübeck, Germany (1993 ‐ 2001) and completed her doctoral degree in medicine (Dr. med.) in neurophysiology at University of Göttingen (2001). During her neurology internship from 2001 to 2002 at Medical University of Lübeck with Prof. Christine Klein, Dr. Schüle studied inherited forms of Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. Between 2003 and 2005, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine with Prof. Uta Francke. From 2005‐2019, Dr. Schüle led three clinical research programs at the Parkinson’s Institute: neurogenetics, translational stem cell modeling and brain donation program.