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PIETRO MAZZONI, MD, PHD


PIETRO MAZZONI, MD, PHDAssociate Professor of Neurology at CUMC
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Lab Director



Education:



B.S., University of California, San Diego (Physics)
M.D., Harvard University
Ph.D., MIT (Systems Neuroscience)
Residency:
Neurology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
Fellowship:
Movement Disorders, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York

Board Certification:


American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (Neurology)

Research Interests:

  • Brain mechanisms responsible for control of limb and eye movements, specifically visuomotor coordination, and motor learning.

  • Effects of movement disorders such as Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease on visuomotor coordination and motor learning.

  • Brain mechanisms for compensation for neurodegeneration of motor systems in the early stages of Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Clinical Interests:



Movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, Huntington's disease, dystonia, tics, myoclonus, tardive dyskinesia.

Clinical web-page:



» http://web.neuro.columbia.edu/members/profiles.php?id=64

Contact Email:

pm125@cumc.columbia.edu

Selected Publications:



Learning not to generalize: modular adaptation of visuomotor gain (2010). Pearson TS, Krakauer JW, Mazzoni P. Journal of Neurophysiology. 103: 2938-2952. Read Comment.

Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) with myoclonus. (2010) Poston KL, McGovern RA, Goldman JS, Caccappolo E, Mazzoni P. Movement Disorders 25: 514-516.

Parallel explicit and implicit control of reaching (2009). Mazzoni P, Wexler N. PLOS One 4(10): e7557. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007557

Why don't we move faster? Parkinson's disease, movement vigor, and implicit motivation (2007). Mazzoni P, Hristova A, Krakauer JW. Journal of Neuroscience. July; 27(27):7105-16. Read Comment.

Generalization of Motor Learning Depends on the History of Prior Action (2006). Krakauer JW, Mazzoni P, Ghazizadeh, A., Ravindran, R., Shadmehr, R. PLoS Biology. October; 4(10): e316.

An Implicit Plan Overrides an Explicit Strategy during Visuomotor Adaptation (2006). Mazzoni P, Krakauer JW. Journal of Neuroscience. April 5; 26(14): 3642-5.

Huntington's Disease (2003). Grove M, Vonsattel JP, Mazzoni P, et al. Science of Aging Knowledge Environment. October 29; (43):dn3.

Merritt's Neurology Handbook (2001). Mazzoni P, Rowland LP (eds.). Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, Baltimore, 2001.

Intracerebral Aneurysms in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: Case Report and Literature Review (2000). Mazzoni P, Chiriboga CA, Millar, WS, Rogers A. Pediatric Neurology. 23: 252-255.

Effect of Reversible Inactivation of Macaque Lateral Intraparietal Area on Visual and Memory Saccades (1999). Li CR, Mazzoni P, Andersen RA. Journal of Neurophysiology. 81:1827-1838.

Eye-centered, Head-centered, and Intermediate Coding of Remembered Sound Locations in Area LIP (1996). Stricanne B, Andersen RA, Mazzoni, P. Journal of Neurophysiology. 76(3):2071-2076.

Motor Intention Activity in the Macaque's Lateral Intraparietal Area. I. Dissociation of Motor Plan from Sensory Memory (1996). Mazzoni P, Bracewell RM, Barash S, Andersen RA. Journal of Neurophysiology. 76(3):1439-1456.

Motor Intention Activity in the Macaque's Lateral Intraparietal Area. II. Changes of Motor Plan. (1996). Bracewell RM, Mazzoni P, Barash S, Andersen RA. Journal of Neurophysiology. 76(3):1457-1464.

Spatially Tuned Auditory Responses in Area LIP of Macaques Performing Delayed Memory Saccades to Acoustic Targets (1996). Mazzoni P, Bracewell RM, Barash S, Andersen RA. Journal of Neurophysiology. 75(3):1233-1241.

A More Biologically Plausible Learning Rule for Neural Networks (1991). Mazzoni P, Andersen RA, Jordan MI. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 88:4433-4437.

A More Biologically Plausible Learning Rule than Backpropagation Applied to a Network Model of Cortical Area 7a. (1991). Mazzoni P, Andersen RA, Jordan MI. Cerebral Cortex. 1:293-307.


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