Basic and Clinical Research

The Foundation, thanks to its international network, integrates research activities in the USA and Italy, and encourages the transferability of scientific discoveries. Scientific production is also promoted through the provision of scholarships aimed at Italian junior researchers and clinicians to spend a period of research and training at the NYU Langone Health.

Basic research offers a crucial contribution to the acquisition of new knowledge in the field of Parkinson’s and movement disorders.

Clinical research is fundamental because it constitutes the bridge between the basic knowledge and health of people with Parkinson’s disease.

The Fresco Parkinson Institute promotes clinical research projects with the aim of identifying the best care and assistance for patients affected with Parkinson’s, diagnostics, prevention, and the development of new treatments or medical devices and diagnostic methods to ensure better patient care.

BASIC NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH

Led by Dr. Richard Tsien, the Scientific Director of the Fresco Parkinson Institute and Director of the Neuroscience Institute, the NYU Langone Health’s basic research team investigates dopamine release, regulation, and effects on downstream neural signaling and animal behavior.

Richard Tsien, PhD
Richard Tsien, PhD
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Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience, Chair of the Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, and Director of the NYU Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Health
Un Jung Kang, MD
Un Jung Kang, MD
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Director, Translational Research, Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Founder Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Physiology
Nicolas Tritsch, PhD
Nicolas Tritsch, PhD
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Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology, Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Health
Margaret Rice, PhD
Margaret Rice, PhD
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Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience & Physiology at NYU Langone Health

FRESCO FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Thanks to its partnership with the Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Health, the Fresco Parkinson Institute is offering the opportunity to further education in the research and treatment of Parkinson’s disease to the next generation of physicians and researchers in the art and science of movement disorders. We offer a movement disorders fellowship for neurologists based in the United States, and both clinical and research fellowships for Italian medical doctors who specialize in neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurophysiopathology, or geriatrics, as well as researchers. Our fellowships train young doctor and scientists in the comprehensive care of Parkinson’s disease as well as in the latest clinical, translational, and basic research
Fresco Parkinson Institute is providing support for multiple year clinical research and basic science research fellowships to take place in New York City at the Fresco Parkinson Institute at NYU Langone Health.

FRESCO CLINICAL FELLOWS

Alberto Cucca, MD
Alberto Cucca, MD
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Giulietta Riboldi, MD
Giulietta Riboldi, MD
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FRESCO BASIC SCIENCE FELLOWS

Marta Maltese, PhD
Marta Maltese, PhD
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Maria Mancini, PhD
Maria Mancini, PhD
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Riccardo Melani, PhD
Riccardo Melani, PhD
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Guendalina Bastioli, PhD
Guendalina Bastioli, PhD
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Emanuele Frattini, MD
Emanuele Frattini, MD
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FRESCO INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATOR AWARD 2018

The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Health (FI-NYU) is establishing programs in New York and Italy to encourage early career scientists to pursue basic research that will improve our understanding of Parkinson’s and movement disorders. A central goal of FI is to help develop and support the medical and scientific community in Italy working in this area. Our Basic Research Grants Program is specifically focused on encouraging outstanding and innovative early career scientists who are pursuing basic science questions related to Parkinson’s and movement disorders.

This program is designed to support early career scientists during a critical career stage, as they prepare to move from a mentored position, such as a postdoctoral fellowship, into a more independent role, such as into a faculty or equivalent position. Each Fresco Basic Research Grant is supporting a three-year postdoctoral fellowship or equivalent appointment in one of the Center of the Fresco network in Italy.

FELLOWS

Giacomo Monzio-
Giacomo Monzio-Compagnoni, MD, PhD
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Veronica Ghiglieri, PhD
Veronica Ghiglieri, PhD
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RESEARCH NETWORK

The Fresco Parkinson Institute collaborates with Italian and international centers involved in the treatment and research of Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders for research projects and for the training of health professionals.

In particular, the Fresco Parkinson Institute provides guidance and financial support for the development of validated and optimal care pathways.

Thanks to the research and care network of the Paolo and Marlène Fresco Foundation, the centers have been included in the Parkinson’s Foundation’s POP (Parkinson’s Outcomes Project) and they participate in joint research projects with the Fresco Parkinson Institute at NYU Langone Health.

In addition, clinicians and researchers belonging to the selected centers encompass the Fresco Academy Faculty for the training courses promoted by Academy at the Fiesole site.

THE CENTERS