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
James Leverenz, MD
PI:
James Leverenz, MD
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.

Now entering its second 5-year renewal period.

Kirk Frey
PI:
Kirk Frey, MD, PhD
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.

Brad Boeve
PI:
Brad Boeve, MD
Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota)
Kejal Kantarci
PI:
Kejal Kantarci, MD
Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota)

The goal of this project is to determine whether SPECT, PET or MRI brain imaging features predict disease progression in Dementia with Lewy Body (DLB) patients.

Now entering its second 5-year renewal period.