Patrik Brundin, MD, PhD

    Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) Associate Director of Research, Professor and Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Science, Jay Van Andel Endowed Chair in Parkinson’s Research

    Dr. Patrik Brundin is the director of Van Andel Research Institute’s Center for Neurodegenerative Science. He earned his Ph.D. in 1988 and M.D. in 1992, both from Lund University, and is one of the top cited researchers in the field of neuroscience with more than 350 publications on Parkinson’s disease and related topics. His research focuses on pathogenic mechanisms of Parkinson’s as well as the development of therapies that slow or stop disease progression or that repair damaged brain circuits. He is a member of the World Parkinson Coalition Board of Directors and the Advisory Council to Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (an initiative from the Sergey Brin Family Foundation). He also serves as co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease and chair of the Linked Clinical Trials scientific committee.