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Thomas Gasser

Thomas Gasser is a clinical neurologist and neuroscientist. He studied Medicine at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and at Yale University Medical School, New Haven, Connecticut. He trained as postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. In 2002, he became Professor of Neurology and Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and since 2008 he is chairman of the board of directors at the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH), University of Tübingen. Since 2013 he is also Coordinator for Clinical Research at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Tübingen and since 2020 he serves as a vice-dean for research of the medical faculty.

His areas of research are the genetic and molecular basis of Parkinson’s disease (PD), dystonias and other movement disorders, as well as their diagnosis and treatment.