The Human Balance Laboratory

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.

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Jennifer Nelson, Patient Coordinator

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