Michael J Fox Foundation - CytoStim


To gain understanding of the immune response to viral pathogens in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

One 30-40 minute visit involving:

  • Consent discussion
  • 3-4 tablespoon blood draw
  • Environmental and Family History Questionnaire

One 15 minute visit (2 years later) involving:

  • 3-4 tablespoon blood draw


  • Diagnosis of PD, RBD or Healthy Control
  • Disease Duration less than or equal to 10 years
  • No autoimmune diseases
  • No chronic inflammatory conditions
  • No known genetic mutation in a PD gene
  • Between 50-80 years of age

For additional study information, please contact: Stephan Alvarez



    Monetary compensation


    Can be done from home



    Parkinson's disease, immune system, immunology, neurology, biomarkers

    Principal Investigator

    Rebecca Wallings, Malu Tansey



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