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Silvina G. Horovitz, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist
Human Motor Control Section, Medical Neurology Branch (MNB)

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Dr. Silvina Horovitz earned her Bioengineering degree from the Universidad Nacional de Entre Rios Argentina. In 1996, she joined the Yale University Faculty to work on the development of the Biomedical Engineering program. She further pursued her Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Sciences, also at Yale University, working with Dr John C Gore on the integration of EEG, fMRI and near infrared imaging to study brain function in humans.

After a post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University, Dr Horovitz joined NINDS in 2004, first as a fellow, where, working with Dr Jeff Duyn, she pioneered the use of EEG and fMRI to investigate the neuronal underpinnings of the level of consciousness. In 2008, she joined the Human Motor Control Section as a Staff Scientist, where she focuses on understanding functional and structural brain alterations underlying functional movement disorders, Parkinson Disease, and other movement disorders.

Dr. Horovitz has over twenty years of experience in neuroimaging, in particular in the integration of magnetic resonance techniques (MRI and MRS) with other experimental methods such as electrophysiology, behavior, genetics, and clinical data. For the past 12 years Dr Horovitz research has focused on understanding neuronal underpinnings of movement disorders, and in the search of biomarkers of disease progression. Her work has expanded into sleep, Tourette’s Syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebellar ataxia, dystonias, and functional movement disorders.