Adriana Galvan, PhD

Emory University

Adriana Galvan, PhD, received her master’s and doctoral degrees in Mexico City (Mexico), and completed postdoctoral research training at Emory University (Atlanta, GA). She joined the faculty of Emory University in 2009 and is currently an Associate Professor of Neurology. She studies the brain regions involved in movement planning and execution known as the basal ganglia, which are strongly affected in Parkinson’s disease. Her work is conducted at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, where she uses functional and anatomical techniques, including electrophysiological recordings, optogenetic and chemogenetic techniques, as well as light and electron microscopy approaches to study motor circuits in primates. Dr. Galvan is also a project leader of Emory’s Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research and receives independent research funding (R01, R21) from the National Institutes of Health