Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Mark Bevan Lab

About Our Lab

Our research focuses on the basal ganglia, a group of subcortical brain nuclei that are critical for voluntary movement, learning and motivation, and the primary site of dysfunction in psychomotor disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder and addiction.

Selected Publications

Atherton JF, McIver EL, Mullen MRM, Wokosin DL, Surmeier DJBevan MD.
Early dysfunction and progressive degeneration of the subthalamic nucleus in mouse models of Huntington's disease.
2016 eLife 5:e21616

Chu HY, Atherton JF, Wokosin D, Surmeier DJ, Bevan MD.
Heterosynaptic regulation of external globus pallidus inputs to the subthalamic nucleus by the motor cortex.
2015 Neuron 85: 364–376

Atherton JF, Menard A, Urbain N, Bevan MD.
Short-term depression of external globus pallidus-subthalamic nucleus synaptic transmission and implications for patterning subthalamic activity.
2013 J Neurosci 33: 7130–7144

Fan KY, Baufreton J, Surmeier DJ, Chan CS, Bevan MD.
Proliferation of external globus pallidus-subthalamic nucleus synapses following degeneration of midbrain dopamine neurons.
2012 J Neurosci 32: 13718–13728


    Mark Bevan, PhD

    Mark Bevan, PhD
    Professor in Physiology


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