Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Collier is a Professor in the department of translational science & molecular medicine, an Edwin A. Brophy Endowed Chair in central nervous system disorders at Michigan State University. Dr. Collier’s research utilizes primary cell culture, rat and nonhuman primate models to study mechanisms of central nervous system aging, neurodegenerative diseases and the relationship between the two. He currently works to emphasize etiology and experimental therapeutics related to Parkinson’s disease. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Northwestern University and the University of Rochester, Dr. Collier began studying issues of dopamine neuron biology as they apply to aging, Parkinson’s disease and experimental therapeutics. Dr. Collier is a Past President of the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair, Past Chairperson of the National Institute of Health CNNT study section, Associate Editor of the European Journal of Neuroscience and has published over 100 peer reviewed scientific reports. Previously, Dr. Collier was the Director of the Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's. Dr. Collier serves as the Science Advisory Board Chair.