Frontiers of Science: Prof. Alberto J. Espay


September 23, 2021    
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

September 23rd at 17:00
Virtual event

Prof. Alberto J. Espay, University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, US

The proteinopathy narrative in neurodegenerative disorders

host: Imran Waggan (

Register latest September 22nd at 12:00


Unfortunately, Prof. Espay didn’t have time for virtual cup of coffee and discussion this time. Welcome to join next time!

Dr. Alberto Espay is Professor and Endowed Chair of the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Center for Parkinson’s disease at the University of Cincinnati. He has published over 270 research articles and 8 books, including Common Movement Disorders Pitfalls, which received the Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award in 2013 and Brain Fables, the Hidden History of Neurodegenerative Diseases and a Blueprint to Conquer them, coauthored with Parkinson patient and advocate Benjamin Stecher, selected by the Association of American Publishers for the PROSE Award honoring the best scholarly work in Neuroscience published in 2020. He has served as Chair of the Movement Disorders Section of the American Academy of Neurology, Associate Editor of Movement Disorders, and in the Executive Committee of the Parkinson Study Group (PSG). He currently serves the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (MDS) as Chair of the Task Force on Technology and as Secretary of its Pan-American Section. With colleagues at the University of Cincinnati, he recently launched the first biomarker study of aging (, designed to match people with neurodegenerative disorders to available therapies from which they are most biologically suitable to benefit, regardless of clinicopathologic diagnoses.


Selected publications

Mahajan A, Schroder L, Rekhtman A, Dwivedi AK, Wang LL, Espay AJ. 2021. Tremor-Dominant Cervical Dystonia: a Cerebellar Syndrome. Cerebellum 20(2):300-305. doi: 10.1007/s12311-020-01211-w. Epub 2020 Nov 7

Warmerdam E, Hausdorff JM, Atrsaei A, Zhou Y, Mirelman A, Aminian K, Espay AJ, Hansen C, Evers LJW, Keller A, Lamoth C, Pilotto A, Rochester L, Schmidt G, Bloem BR, Maetzler W. 2020. Long-term unsupervised mobility assessment in movement disorders.Lancet Neurol. 19(5):462-470. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(19)30397-

Olanow CW, Factor SA, Espay AJ, Hauser RA, Shill HA, Isaacson S, Pahwa R, Leinonen M, Bhargava P, Sciarappa K, Navia B, Blum D; CTH-300 Study investigators. 2020. Apomorphine sublingual film for off episodes in Parkinson’s disease: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 study. Lancet Neurol. 19(2):135-144. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(19)30396-5.

Sharma VD, Gupta HV, Espay AJ. 2020. Copulatory Dyskinesia: Pathognomonic Manifestation of Tardive Dyskinesia. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y) 16;10:56. doi: 10.5334/tohm.585.

Sturchio A, Marsili L, Vizcarra JA, Dwivedi AK, Kauffman MA, Duker AP, Lu P, Pauciulo MW, Wissel BD, Hill EJ, Stecher B, Keeling EG, Vagal AS, Wang L, Haslam DB, Robson MJ, Tanner CM, Hagey DW, El Andaloussi S, Ezzat K, Fleming RMT, Lu LJ, Little MA, Espay AJ. 2020. Phenotype-Agnostic Molecular Subtyping of Neurodegenerative Disorders: The Cincinnati Cohort Biomarker Program (CCBP). Front Aging Neurosci. Oct 8;12:553635. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2020.553635.



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