Congratulations to Robert Eisinger, an M.D.-Ph.D. student pursuing his doctoral work in Dr. Aysegul Gunduz’ lab, who received an NIH F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Service Award Predoctoral Dual-Degree Fellowship.
The purpose of the F30 program is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising predoctoral students, who intend careers as clinician-scientists. Eisinger is also pursuing a co-major in Clinical and Translational Sciences through the NIH TL1 program. His Ph.D. work aims to identify electrophysiological markers of reward processing in the human basal ganglia to understand how deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease can contribute to impulse control disorders, a common non-motor problem in people with Parkinson’s disease. He hopes to pursue a career in academic neurology with an emphasis on non-motor aspects of movement disorders.