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Through our partnership with Parkinson Canada, Parkinson Society British Columbia is funding four new research projects from October 2019 - July 2021.

Parkinson Society British Columbia funds the following research projects through the Parkinson Canada Research program:

  • Dr. Juan Li: Validation and calibration of the PREDIGT score to predict the incidence of Parkinson's in healthy subjects
  • Dr. Ayse Kuspinar: Development of a new health-related quality of life measure for Parkinson’s disease
  • Dr. Michael Schlossmacher: LRRK2 activity in health and disease: Elevated ROS levels in inflamed, LRRK2-mutant brain
  • Ms. Linda Kim: A new dopaminergic therapeutic target for gait dysfunction in Parkinson disease

Parkinson Society British Columbia continues to co-fund the following research projects with Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research:

  • Roger Ashmus: Development of Improved Substrates for Live Cell Imaging to Aid in Discovering New Glucocerebrosidase Therapeutic Agents
  • Kota Mizumoto: Genetic Dissection of Neuronal Pattern Formation