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Debra Bergstrom, Ph.D.

Health Program Analyst 

Neuroscience Center, Room 2208
6001 Executive Blvd MSC 9525
Bethesda, MD 20892-9525

Dr. Bergstrom joined the Extramural Division of NINDS in 2010 and currently serves as a Health Program Specialist in the Repair and Plasticity Cluster, where her primary scientific interests include traumatic brain injury and deep brain stimulation for neurological disorders.  She received her B.S. degree from Simmons College in Biology and Chemistry and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Georgetown University. She received a Pharmacology Research Associate (PRAT) Fellowship from NIGMS for her postdoctoral training in the Experimental Therapeutics Branch, NINDS.  Dr. Bergstrom spent 30 years as a scientist in the NINDS Intramural Program, where she studied the neurophysiology and pharmacology of dopamine in the basal ganglia-thalamo-cortical circuits in models of Parkinson’s disease. 

Last Modified March 22, 2012