Birgitt Schüle, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on medical genetics and stem cell modeling to unlock disease mechanisms and pathways leading to neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, and to develop new therapeutic strategies to advance precision medicine.
She received her medical training from the Georg-August University Göttingen and Medical University Lübeck, Germany (1993 - 2001) and completed doctoral degree in medicine (Dr. med.) in neurophysiology at the Georg-August University Göttingen (2001). During her neurology internship from 2001 to 2002 at Medical University of Lübeck with Prof. Christine Klein, Dr. Schüle studied genes for inherited forms of Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. From 2003 to 2005, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in human genetics with Prof. Uta Francke at Stanford University School of Medicine. From 2005-2019, Dr. Schüle led key clinical research programs and biospecimen repositories for neurogenetics, translational stem cell and brain donation at the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center.
Dr. med., Georg-August University Goettingen, Germany, Neurophysiology (2001)
MD, Medical University Luebeck, Germany, Human Medicine (2001)
Community and International Work
Clinico-genetic studies in spinocerebellar ataxia 10 (SCA-10) in Mexico, Guadalajara & Mexico City, Mexico
Genomic analysis and clinical phenotyping of SCA-10
Hospital San Javier, Guadalajara & UNAM, Mexico
Patients with movement disorders
Opportunities for Student Involvement