Chadwick W. Christine MD

University of California, San Francisco

Dr Christine completed his medical degree with honors in research at Cornell in 1991. He completed Neurology Residency at UCSF in 1995 and then conducted research fellowship in in synaptic plasticity until 1999. Since then, he has developed far ranging interests in Parkinson’s disease (PD). His research interests include: 1) discovery of the risk factors for PD 2) identification of factors that affect PD progression, 3) developing methods for earlier diagnosis of PD, and 4) improving PD treatments. Dr. Christine’s research has included participation in both medical and surgical treatment studies. He has been an investigator in several phase 1 studies of gene therapy study for advanced Parkinson’s disease which utilized the gene for amino acid decarboxylase, the enzyme which converts levodopa into dopamine.