Associate Professor, Program Director of Gene Discovery and Stem Cell Modeling Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center
Birgitt Schüle, MD, studied medicine at the Georg-August University, Göttingen and Medical University Lübeck, Germany from 1993-2001. She received her doctoral degree (Dr. med.) for her medical thesis in neurophysiology from the Georg-August University, Göttingen in 2001. Dr. Schüle worked during her neurological internship (2001-2002) at the Medical University Lübeck with Dr. Christine Klein on genetic forms of PD and dystonia. From 2003-2005, Dr. Schüle completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Uta Francke, Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, before joining the Parkinson's Institute in October 2005.
Dr. Schüle leads the genetics and biomarker program, since 2008, she has built a stem cell program developing novel "disease in-a-dish" models of Parkinson's disease using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells. In 2014, she became the director of the brain bank at the Parkinson's Institute.