Matthew Robert Burns, MD, PhD

University of Florida

Dr. Matthew Burns is currently an assistant professor of neurology at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases in the Neurology Department of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He received his MD and PhD from the University of Illiniois where he studied molecular mechanisms of axonal transport dysregulation with Drs. Scott Brady and Gerardo Morfini. He received neurology residency training at the University of Chicago and went on to receive fellowship training in Movement disorders at the Fixel Institute. He has received research funding from the Parkinson’s Foundation, Mangurian Foundation, Pepper Foundation, American Academy of Neurology, and the NIH. He currently sees patients with all forms of Parkinsonism, dementia, and ataxia. Dr. Burns overseas a laboratory focusing on animal models of non-motor symptoms of synucleinopathy, neuromodulatory therapies, and the interaction between aging and neurodegeneration. 


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