Roy Alcalay, MD, MS, is an assistant professor of neurology at the Movement Disorders Center in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, New York. He obtained his medical degree from Tel Aviv University, Israel; his neurology training from the Harvard University residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital; and his movement disorder training at Columbia University. He graduated from the Patient Oriented Research program and earned a Master's degree in biostatistics, both at Columbia University. His research focuses on biomarkers -- objective measures of disease -- and genetics in Parkinson's disease and cognitive functioning. He is a Brookdale Leadership in Aging fellow, and his research is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Parkinson's Foundation and the Smart Foundation. His research on the genes LRRK2 and GBA is funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation.