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Damian Herz

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow

Research Summary

Damian Herz received his medical degree from the University of Cologne in 2010 and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Copenhagen in 2014. He has previously studied the neural mechanisms underlying loss of motor control in patients with Parkinson’s disease using a multimodal approach including electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Currently, Damian is working on a research project on the effects of adaptive deep brain stimulation (aDBS) on motor control, which is funded by the European Commission (MSCA individual fellowship). In this project, he will record electrophysiological signals from the subthalamic nucleus and cerebral cortex of people with Parkinson's disease during aDBS in order to investigate how stimulation affects activity and connectivity in the brain. The goal of the project is to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying beneficial and unwanted effects of DBS on motor control.

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