Internationally recognized neurogeneticist to join UF

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- An internationally recognized researcher will join the UF Health team at the McKnight Brain Institute this fall.

In September, neurogeneticist Dr. Matthew Farrer will begin work on the genetics of Parkinson's disease.

Farrer will become the endowed chair of the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases in Parkinson's disease research. He will also serve as a neurology professor.

He will also be Director of the Clinical Genomics Program. He'll relocate his team from Canada to the UF campus.