Roxana Burciu

Research Assistant Professor
Office: 170-G Florida Gym
PO Box 118205
Gainesville, FL 32611


Dr. Burciu completed a Master of Research in Cognitive Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation at the University of Birmingham in UK and a doctoral degree in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. Her graduate work was supported by C7 (Cerebellar-Cortical Control: Cells, Circuits, Computation and Clinic), an Initial Training Network funded by European Union’s FP7 and Marie Curie Actions, and focused on neuroimaging of motor function and recovery of function in patients with degenerative/focal disorders of the cerebellum.

Research Interests
Dr. Burciu is interested in multimodal imaging signatures of Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonian syndromes such as progressive supranuclear palsy and multiple system atrophy. She is also interested in using structural and functional MRI for evaluating treatment response in Parkinson’s disease and the effectiveness of anticholinergic agents in cervical dystonia.

Selected Publications
Burciu R.G., Chung J.W., Shukla P., Ofori E., Li H., Mcfarland N.R., Okun M.S., and Vaillancourt D.E. “Functional MRI of Disease Progression in Parkinson Disease and Atypical Parkinsonian Syndromes.” Neurology 87, no. 7 (2016): 709-17. doi:10.1212/wnl.0000000000002985.

Burciu R.G., Ofori E., Shukla P., Pasternak O., Chung J.W., McFarland N.R., Okun M.S., Vaillancourt D.E. “Free-water and BOLD imaging changes in Parkinson’s disease patients chronically treated with a MAO-B inhibitor.” Human Brain Mapping 37, no. 8 (2016): 2894-903. doi:10.1002/hbm.23213.

Burciu R.G., Ofori E., Shukla P., Planetta P.J., Snyder A.F., Li H., Hass C.J., Okun M.S., McFarland N.R., Vaillancourt D.E. “Distinct patterns of brain activity in progressive supranuclear palsy and Parkinson’s disease.” Movement Disorders 30, no. 9 (2015): 1248-258. doi:10.1002/mds.26294.

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