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Funded Studies

Un Jung Kang, MD

H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Movement Disorders Division at Columbia University

Location: New York, NY United States

Un Jung Kang, MD, is the H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Movement Disorders Division at Columbia University. He was previously a professor of neurology and director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. His clinical expertise is in movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Kang's research interests include the mechanisms of both beneficial and detrimental effects of dopaminergic therapy such as dyskinesia as well as the genes associated with Parkinson’s and their relationship to neurodegeneration. Dr. Kang is focused on biomarker development in Parkinson’s and leads a cohort of the MJFF-sponsored study The Fox Investigation for New Discovery of Biomarkers (BioFIND). His laboratory is also studying biological marker assays. Dr. Kang received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University and completed his neurology residency and movement disorders fellowship training at Columbia University.


Associated Grants

  • White Blood Cell and Urine Collection in LRRK2 and GBA Mutation Carriers

    2017


  • Development of a Biomarker Assay for Oxidized DJ-1 in Parkinson’s Disease

    2014


  • Role of Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons in Parkinson’s Disease Dyskinesia

    2014


  • Gene Expression Changes in Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons Associated with Levodopa-induced Dyskinesia

    2014


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