Welcome to the Bronte-Stewart lab

Welcome to the Movement Disorders Laboratory at the Stanford School of Medicine!

Our overall goal is to understand the role of the basal ganglia’s electrical activity during the onset and development of movement disorders. The laboratory focuses on the pathophysiology of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and essential tremor using quantitative kinematics, dynamic posturography, and human brain electrophysiology. Our research uses innovative techniques and equipment to analyze behavior and movement both in the lab as well as the operating room.

The research focus is human motor control and brain pathophysiology in movement disorders. Our overall goal is to understand the role of the basal ganglia electrical activity in the pathogenesis of movement disorders. We have developed novel computerized technology to measure fine, limb and postural movement. With these we are measuring local field potentials in basal ganglia nuclei in patients with Parkinson's disease and dystonia and correlating brain signalling with motor behavior.

Neurology & Neurological Science

The Bronte-Stewart Lab is part of the Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences.