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Irene Litvan

Irene Litvan

Irene Litvan, PhD
Department of Neurosciences
University of California San Diego, USA



Dr. Irene Litvan is the Tasch Endowed Chair of Parkinson Disease Research at the University of California San Diego, Professor of Neurosciences and Director of the UCSD National Parkinson Foundation Movement Disorder Center of Excellence. Her major research goals are to better understand the causes, find biological markers and identifying novel neuroprotective treatments for patients with neurodegenerative disorders with parkinsonism or dementia. She is a movement disorder specialist, behavioral neurologist and neuroepidemiologist with more than 25 years of experience conducting clinical trials and leading multidisciplinary and multisite clinical studies. Dr. Litvan received the National Institutes of Health merit award for leading international multicenter studies to evaluate and improve the clinical diagnostic criteria of parkinsonian neurodegenerative disorders. In addition to being senior editor of 4 books, Dr. Litvan has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. She is a fellow of the American Neurological Association and American Academy of Neurology. She serves on many boards and committees of the International Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Society, World Federation of Neurology, and medical scientific boards. She was the local chair and co-chair of the 19th International Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Society. She is committed to mentor students, residents, fellows and junior faculty to become clinical translational scientists. Her research stresses “bench to bedside” diagnosis and treatments and “hospital to community” interdisciplinary translational therapies.

Research Interest

Dr. Irene Litvan’s research interests include:

  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Dementia


Brain Lesions: To Biopsy or Not To Biopsy. A Single Institution Experience
Research Article:  J Neurosci Clin Res 2016, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/jnscr.1000101
Gabriel MA, John LA, Christie LM, Albert FJ, Ruby ABG
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Reduction in Forebrain Parenchymal and Cortical Grey Matter Swelling across Treatment Groups in Patients with Inflammatory Illness Acquired Following Exposure to Water-Damaged Buildings
Research Article:  J Neurosci Clin Res 2016, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/jnscr.1000102
McMahon SW, Shoemaker RC and Ryan JC
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Predictors of Outcome in Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Research Article:  J Neurosci Clin Res 2016, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/jnscr.1000103
Leonidas Grigorakos, Anastasia Alexopoulou, Katerina Tzortzopoulou, Stamatοula Stratouli, Despoina Chroni, Eleni Papadaki, Ioannis Alamanos and Nikolaos Sakellaridis
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Using Eye-Tracking as Support for the TEACCH Program and Two Teenagers with Autism-Spectrum Disorders..
Case Report:   J Neurosci Clin Res 2016, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/jnscr.1000104
Fabienne Giuliani
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The Effect Of Anti-Epileptic Drugs On Visual Evoked Potential In Patients With Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures: A Prospective Case-Controlled Study
Research Article:  J Neurosci Clin Res 2016, 1:1
doi: 10.4172/jnscr.1000105
Alshareef Aysha and Dandachi Nadia
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