Dr. Talene Alene Yacoubian is an associate professor of neurology and Parkinson’s Association of Alabama Scholar in the Division of Movement Disorders and Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She received her undergraduate degree in biochemical sciences from Harvard College, and her MD and PhD degrees from Duke University in 2001. She completed her neurology residency in 2005 at Harvard Medical School’s Partners Neurology Residency Program (Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals). Prior to joining the UAB faculty, she was a research and clinical fellow in movement disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital from 2005-2006.
She divides her time between patient care and laboratory research focused on Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Yacoubian is the recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Parkinson’s Association of Alabama and the American Parkinson’s Disease Association. Her research is focused on proteins with neuroprotective potential in models of Parkinson’s disease.