Projects We Support

The NINDS Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers Program (PDBP) supports a variety of research projects and projects that contribute to providing clinical and biospecimen resources and innovative analytical tools for PD biomarker discovery.

Active Projects

Data Types: Clinical Data Biofluid Data Imaging Data Omics Data
James Leverenz
PI:
James Leverenz
Cleveland Clinic

We will evaluate the ability of recently-developed research brain imaging methods to identify different types of symptoms or symptom progression in individual patients.

Clemens Scherzer
PI:
Clemens Scherzer
Harvard University

This study is designed to translate clues from the GBA pathway into biomarkers for clinical drug trials for patients with Lewy bodies and memory loss. It will create a prototype tool kit of tests for innovative, genetics-inspired, biomarkers-guided phase II trials for this major cause of memory impairment.

Kirk Frey
PI:
Kirk Frey
University of Michigan

We will evaluate the ability of recently-developed research brain imaging methods to identify different types of symptoms or symptom progression in individual patients.