Welcome to my lab website! I am a new assistant professor at University of Oregon in the Department of Human Physiology, starting Fall 2017.
I am interested in the neuroscience and neurophysiology of movement in both health and disease. My research has focused on how different parts of the human brain interact to generate and control movements and how these processes can be disrupted in disease. I am particularly interested in movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease. To investigate these questions I have used a combination of non-invasive and invasive electrophysiological methods in humans to record brain activity in both patients and healthy people. One goal of my research is characterize neural signatures of disease to better understand pathophysiology and improve treatments, especially neuromodulatory therapies like Deep Brain Stimulation.
I am currently recruiting PhD students. Please contact me (nswann[at]uoregon.edu) for details or questions.