The Human Balance Laboratory at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York was originally established by the late Mingjia Dai, PhD, in 1992 and now directed by Sergei Yakushin, PhD. The lab was funded by NIH and NASA on the studies in motion sickness and mal de debarquement syndrome (MdDS). The first experimental treatments for MdDS and motion sickness were researched and developed in this lab and we now routinely screen for MdDS and severe motion sickness. In addition, the lab has been a research hub at Mount Sinai for movement disorders in patients with vestibular and oculomotor deficits, cerebellar atrophy/ataxia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, familial dysautonomia, and cervical dystonia.
For more information:
Jennifer Nelson, Patient Coordinator
- New Treatment Successful for Rare and Disabling Movement Disorder, the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS)
- Finding Steady Ground: Insight Into the Cause of Severe Balance Disorder Brings Promising Therapeutic Approach
- What to Do If You Get Seasick on Dry Land: A new therapy holds hope for sufferers of Mal de Debarquement syndrome
- Her Dizziness Started After Two Days on a Boat, and Then it Never Went Away.