ICAT: Who We Are

We are a multidisciplinary team of physicians, scientists, engineers, and other healthcare professionals working together to further our knowledge of ataxia and tremor, toward the development of novel therapies and more effective treatments for patients.

Director

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Sheng-Han Kuo, MD
Neurologist
Department: Neurology
Expertise: preclinical models of ataxia and tremor; clinical trials.
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Phyllis L. Faust, MD, PhD

Pathologist
Department: Pathology and Cell Biology
Expertise: neuropathology
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Seth L. Pullman, MD

Neurologist
Department: Neurology
Expertise: spiral analysis and physiological measurement of ataxia and tremor
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Nora Vanegas-Arroyave, MD

Neurologist
Department: Neurology
Expertise: brain activity modulation
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Blair Ford, MD

Neurologist
Department: Neurology
Expertise: deep brain stimulation
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Guy M. McKhann, MD

Neurosurgeon
Department: Neurosurgery
Expertise: Functional neurosurgery
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Michelle Troche, PhD

Speech and Language Pathologist
Department: Teachers
Expertise: Swallow evaluation and physiology
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Physicians

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Roy Alcalay, MD, MS

Neurologist
Department: Neurology
Expertise: biomarker development
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Linn Katus, DO, MSc

Neurologist
Department: Neurology
Expertise: children with ataxia and tremor
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Linus Sun, MD, PhD

Neuro-ophthalmologist
Department: Neurology and Ophthalmology
Expertise: clinical eye movement abnormalities and basic science research
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Joel Stein, MD

Physiatrist
Department: Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
Expertise: exercise physiology, spasticity
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Ashwini K. Rao, OTR/L, EdD

Occupational therapist
Department: Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
Expertise: gait, balance, hand function, and tremor assessment
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Peter Green, MD

Gastroenterologist
Department: Medicine/ Celiac Disease Center
Expertise: dietary modification for ataxia and tremor
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David
 Forrest, MD
Psychiatrist
Department: Psychiatry
Expertise: behavioral/ impulse control for ataxia and tremor
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Nathanial Sawtell, PhD

Scientist
Department: Neuroscience
Expertise: cerebellar activity of ataxia and tremor
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Vincenzo Gennarino, PhD

Scientist
Department: Genetics and Development
Expertise: Genetics and RNA biology of ataxia
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Joriene De Nooij, PhD

Scientist
Department: Neurology
Expertise: stem cell research in ataxia
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Catarina Quinzii, MD

Scientist
Department: Neurology
Expertise: mitochondrial ataxias
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Ai Yamamoto, PhD

Scientist
Department: Neurology
Expertise: mechanism of neurodegeneration
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Stephanie Cosentino, PhD

Neuropsychologist
Department: Neurology
Expertise: cognition and emotion in ataxia and tremor
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David Goldstein, PhD

Scientist
Department: Genetics and Development
Expertise: whole genome sequencing for ataxia and tremor
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Charles Schroeder, PhD

Scientist
Department: Neurosurgery
Expertise: cognitive science and neuromodulation
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Engineers:

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Sunil Agrawal, PhD

Engineer
Department: Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
Expertise: novel devices for ataxia and tremor
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Christoph Juchem, PhD

Engineer
Department: Biomedical Engineering  Engineer
Expertise: magnetic resonance spectroscopy
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Paul Sajda, PhD

Engineer
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Expertise: brain activity measurement 
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Elisa Konofagou, PhD
Elisa Konofagou, PhD

Engineer
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Expertise: focused ultrasound for brain modulation
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