Rui Costa, DVM, PhD

Rui Costa studies the brain mechanisms that guide behavior — both innate and learned. Specifically, he examines the brain circuitry that underlies spontaneous movement, and compares it to the circuitry involved in movement that has been learned over time. He hopes to apply this understanding to finding better ways to treat disorders of movement, such as Parkinson's disease.

Visit the Costa Lab website for more information.