August 21, 2019

Department of Neurology, Grand Rounds, will be Presented by Brad Racette, MD, Robert Allan Finke Professor & Executive Vice Chairman of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Danto Auditorium, 2nd floor of the CVC (Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center)

Please join us for:

Unraveling the Mysteries of PD One Terabyte at a Time

Dr. Brad Racette

Dr. Brad Racette

Robert Allan Finke Professor of Neurology, &
Executive Vice Chairman of Neurology,
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Racette studies environmental risk factors for Parkinson’s disease using several methodologies, including field-based epidemiology studies, neuroimaging (PET and MRI), neuropathology, and administrative data studies. Much of this research focuses on manganese (Mn) neurotoxicity which is used as a model for environmental causes of Parkinson’s disease.
Racette Laboratory
 
Active projects in Dr. Racette’s lab include multiple studies of cohort of Mn-exposed welders who have undergone extensive clinical phenotyping for motor and cognitive dysfunction. A subset of these workers is being scanned with PET to investigate pre- and post-synaptic dopaminergic function. His lab is also studying the motor and cognitive effects associated with environmental Mn exposure near a smelter in Meyerton, South Africa and the neuropathology associated with Mn exposure in the South African Mn mines. Finally, he is working on a multiple “big data” projects to study Parkinson’s disease etiology and health services utilization using Medicare data and a study the Finnish Social Insurance Registry in Helsinki, Finland.
 
Racette Lab