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Yoland Smith, PhD

Professor of Neurology at Emory University

Location: Atlanta, GA United States

Yoland Smith, PhD, received a PhD degree from Laval University (Quebec, Canada) in 1988. After postdoctoral training at Oxford University (Oxford, England) and Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), he was appointed Assistant Professor of Anatomy at Laval University in 1991. In 1996, he joined the faculty of Emory University (Atlanta, GA), where he is currently Professor and Vice-Chair of Faculty Development in Neurology and Chief of the Division of Neuropharmacology and Neurological Disorders at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. His research has been continuously funded by the NIH. He is a member of Emory’s Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research and has published over 250 manuscripts on the pathophysiology of parkinsonism and related disorders. He is a Senior Editor of the European Journal of Neuroscience. He is also principal investigator of the NIH T32 Training grant that supports the Emory’s Graduate Program in Neuroscience.

Associated Grants

  • Cognitive Assessment of Non-Human Primate Models of Parkinson's Disease


  • Cortical Pathophysiology of Parkinsonism


  • Discovery of mGluR4 Potentiators for Symptoms & Side Effects and Disease-Modifying Treatment of PD


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