Michelle A. Burack, M.D., Ph.D.

Michelle A. Burack, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 673
Rochester, NY 14642

Lab: (585) 273-1143 xlab
Fax: (585) 275-3683

Research Bio

My research interests are focused on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the control of movement and behavior, and applying this knowledge to refining treatments for movement disorders to provide enhanced benefit with fewer side effects.



Current projects include:
1. Measuring movement kinematics in patients with hyperkinetic movement disorders to understand how neural circuits underlying involuntary and purposeful movements interact.
2. Measuring movement kinematics in patients with writing tremor to identify which joints and muscles contribute to resultant oscillatory movements of the pen.
3. Measuring cortical EEG during deep brain stimulation.

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 9 available »

2012
Mera TO, Burack MA, Giuffrida JP. "Quantitative assessment of levodopa-induced dyskinesia using automated motion sensing technology." Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. 2012 2012:154-7.
2010 Nov 15
Foster ER, Campbell MC, Burack MA, Hartlein J, Flores HP, Cairns NJ, Hershey T, Perlmutter JS. "Amyloid imaging of Lewy body-associated disorders." Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 2010 Nov 15; 25(15):2516-23.
2010 Jan 5
Burack MA, Hartlein J, Flores HP, Taylor-Reinwald L, Perlmutter JS, Cairns NJ. "In vivo amyloid imaging in autopsy-confirmed Parkinson disease with dementia." Neurology. 2010 Jan 5; 74(1):77-84.
2009
Khandwala VJ, Burack MA, Mink JW, Gdowski GT, Gdowski MJ. "Measurement of upper limb kinematics and joint angle patterns during deep brain stimulation for parkinson's disease." Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. 2009 2009:1553-6.
2001 Jun 19
Silverman MA, Kaech S, Jareb M, Burack MA, Vogt L, Sonderegger P, Banker G. "Sorting and directed transport of membrane proteins during development of hippocampal neurons in culture." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2001 Jun 19; 98(13):7051-7.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

PhD | Graduate Program in Neuroscience | University of Virginia2003
MD | Washington University School of Medicinie2002
B.S. | Zoology | Duke University1990

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Residency in Neurology at Barnes-Jewish Hospitals07/01/2003 - 06/30/2006
Internship in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospitals07/01/2002 - 06/30/2003