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Richard D. Penn

Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
The University of Chicago

rpenn@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu

 

Research Interests:

My research has involved using new techniques and devices as well as medications to treat neurological diseases in new ways. I have been involved in deep brain stimulation for central nervous system disorders (Parkinson’s disease and tremor) for over 10 years, and I am interested in improving the technique and understanding how it works. I have been doing detailed electrophysiology in the operating room and using it to understand problems of motor coordination in impaired patients. I have been also interested in drug delivery to the nervous system through implanted drug pumps for intrathecal and intraparenchymal delivery. Another area of interest in the laboratory is hydrocephalus. Advanced MRI techniques are coordinated with modeling of CSF flow. Laboratory studies on animals are done in models of hydrocephalus.

Further information on Richard Penn's research.

2013 Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Neuroengineering
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