Position: PhD student
I am a technical physician, which means that I try to bridge the gap between modern technologies and daily clinical practice. With my research as a PhD-student, I try to find out if we can predict how Parkinson’s disease patients with cognitive decline or visual hallucinations respond to treatment with cholinesterase inhibitors. I use both PET (FEOBV) and TMS (short-latency afferent inhibition) for this. I hope that this will not only provide us with a useful biomarker for treatment with this type of medicine but also will result in a better understanding of the deficits of the cholinergic system in PD patients.
(Co)Promotors: prof. dr. Sommer, prof. dr. Van Laar, dr. Zijdewind and prof. dr. De Vries.