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Prof. Kuehn

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr. med. Andrea A. Kühn is consultant neurologist and head of the movement disorder section at the Department of Neurology at the Charité, University-Medicine Berlin and leader of the Clinical Research Group "Deep Brain Stimulation" (funded by the German Research Foundation). She finished her medical training at the Humboldt-University Berlin in 1998. In her dissertation (MD) she investigated human motor cortical excitability using transcranial magnetic stimulation. From 2002 to 2007 she was a senior research fellow at the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders at the National Institute of Neurology, UCL, Queen Square, London in the group of Prof. Peter Brown. In 2007 she became Assistant Professor for Movement Disorders in Neurology at the Department of Neurology, Charité, University-Medicine Berlin. Her research is focused on the pathophysiology of movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease, dystonia) and the mechanisms of action of deep brain stimulation in movement disorders and psychiatric diseases (depression, Tourette Syndrome). Here, she uses invasive recordings from the human basal ganglia and deep brain stimulation as a lesion model to study basal ganglia function and the role of neuronal oscillatory activity in motor and emotional processing aiming at optimizing the therapy of movement disorder patients with deep brain stimulation. She is author and co-author of more than 65 peer review publications in the scope of movement disorders and clinical neurophysiology. She is reviewer of many scientific journals and for international research foundations. Dr. Kühn is member of various scientific associations, i.e. Movement Disorder Society, Society for Neuroscience.