Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Physiology

C Savio  Chan, PhD

C Savio Chan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Physiology



Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center Room 8-250, 8-113
303 E Superior
Chicago IL 60611

saviochan( at )

Education and Certification

PhD: Chinese University of Hong Kong, Physiology (2001)


Description of Interests

My research interests center on better understanding the cellular and molecular building blocks that make up the basal ganglia macrocircuit as well as their implications on neural activity level, pattern and plasticity in the basal ganglia in health and disease. My long-term research goal is to elucidate cellular components involved in the pathophysiology and motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease and other related disorders. We hope to translate our insight into developing novel treatments for neurological disorders of the basal ganglia such as Parkinson's disease.

Interests (Keywords)

Biophysics; Cellular Electrophysiology; Electrophysiology; Gene Therapy; Ion Channels; Nervous System Diseases; Neuroscience; Physiology

Research and Publications

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