Luke Fischer

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

D. Luke Fischer is a neurologist-neuroscientist with an interest in cognition in neuronal synucleinopathies. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Michigan State University with degrees in Philosophy and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and he remained there to complete his PhD degree in Neuroscience in the laboratory of Dr. Caryl E. Sortwell as part of a dual-MD/PhD program. As a trainee in the NINDS Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research at Michigan State University, his focus was on the use of deep brain stimulation in rodent models of Parkinson's disease to investigate its potential as a neuroprotective therapy. He remained in her laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow to examine the impact of common genetic variants on clinical outcomes for developing precision medicine approaches for treating patients with Parkinson's disease. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he was elected to AOA and served as Chief Resident. As a NINDS R25 resident trainee in the laboratory of Dr. Laura Volpicelli-Daley, he applied confocal and expansion microscopy techniques to human postmortem brain samples to examine co-pathology. Luke is currently a Fellow in the Behavioral Neurology Training Program at the University of California San Francisco.

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