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Tuhin Virmani

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentNeurology, College of Medicine
DivisionNeurology Faculty
Address Hospital (new hospital)
4200 Shuffield.
Mail Slot # 500
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-686-7235
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    Dr. Virmani completed his medical training at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he was in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) receiving a combined M.D/Ph.D degree. His research in basic neuroscience explored the physiologic mechanisms by which neurons in the brain communicate with one other using chemical neurotransmitters at the synapse. He then went on to pursue a residency in Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis where he developed an interest in Movement Disorders. This lead to a two year combined clinical-research fellowship in Movement Disorders under the guidance of Dr. Stanley Fahn and other members of the Center for Parkinson Disease and other Movement Disorders at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. While at Columbia University, Dr. Virmani became interested in the principles underlying the phenomenon of freezing of gait in Parkinson disease and he undertook a clinicopathologic study under the mentorship of Dr. Fahn and Dr. Jean-Paul Vonsattel (Department of Pathology). He also worked with Dr. Fahn to start a clinical trial using a novel motor-neuronotrophic factor for potential neuroprotection in Parkinson disease. This trial is currently underway. In addition to his clinical duties as the Director of the Movement Disorders program at UAMS, Dr. Virmani plans to continue to develop his research interests with the establishment of a gait lab and eventual participation in national clinical research trials.


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    1. Innabi A, Limaye K, Cobb S, Samant R, Virmani T. Caution! Self-supplementation may be injurious to your health. Acta Neurol Belg. 2016 Dec 24. PMID: 28013488.
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    2. Virmani T, Tazan S, Mazzoni P, Ford B, Greene PE. Motor fluctuations due to interaction between dietary protein and levodopa in Parkinson's disease. J Clin Mov Disord. 2016; 3:8. PMID: 27231577; PMCID: PMC4881294.
    3. Robakis D, Cortes E, Clark LN, Vonsattel JP, Virmani T, Alcalay RN, Crary JF, Levy OA. The effect of MAPT haplotype on neocortical Lewy body pathology in Parkinson disease. J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2016 Jun; 123(6):583-8. PMID: 27098667; PMCID: PMC4939803 [Available on 06/01/17].
    4. Gupta HV, Vengoechea J, Sahaya K, Virmani T. A splice site mutation in ATP6AP2 causes X-linked intellectual disability, epilepsy, and parkinsonism. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2015 Dec; 21(12):1473-5. PMID: 26467484.
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    5. Gupta HV, Samant R, Gokden M, Lee RW, Sahaya K, Virmani T. Clinical Reasoning: A 73-year-old man with diplopia and ataxia. Neurology. 2015 Sep 29; 85(13):e96-100. PMID: 26416806.
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    6. Virmani T, Moskowitz CB, Vonsattel JP, Fahn S. Clinicopathological characteristics of freezing of gait in autopsy-confirmed Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2015 Dec; 30(14):1874-84. PMID: 26234730.
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    7. Virmani T, Thenganatt MA, Goldman JS, Kubisch C, Greene PE, Alcalay RN. Oculogyric crises induced by levodopa in PLA2G6 parkinsonism-dystonia. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2014 Feb; 20(2):245-7. PMID: 24182522.
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    8. Virmani T, Greene PE, Pearson TS. Delayed onset of progressive chorea after acute basal ganglia injury. Mov Disord. 2013 May; 28(5):585-7. PMID: 23677897.
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    9. Virmani T, Louis ED, Waters C, Pullman SL. Familial orthostatic tremor: an additional report in siblings. Neurology. 2012 Jul 17; 79(3):288-9. PMID: 22764256; PMCID: PMC3398431.
    10. Virmani T, Agarwal A, Klawiter EC. Clinical reasoning: A young adult presents with focal weakness and hemorrhagic brain lesions. Neurology. 2011 May 31; 76(22):e106-9. PMID: 21624981; PMCID: PMC3115808.
    11. Ertunc M, Sara Y, Chung C, Atasoy D, Virmani T, Kavalali ET. Fast synaptic vesicle reuse slows the rate of synaptic depression in the CA1 region of hippocampus. J Neurosci. 2007 Jan 10; 27(2):341-54. PMID: 17215395.
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    12. Virmani T, Atasoy D, Kavalali ET. Synaptic vesicle recycling adapts to chronic changes in activity. J Neurosci. 2006 Feb 22; 26(8):2197-206. PMID: 16495446.
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    13. Virmani T, Ertunc M, Sara Y, Mozhayeva M, Kavalali ET. Phorbol esters target the activity-dependent recycling pool and spare spontaneous vesicle recycling. J Neurosci. 2005 Nov 23; 25(47):10922-9. PMID: 16306405.
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    14. Virmani T, Gupta P, Liu X, Kavalali ET, Hofmann SL. Progressively reduced synaptic vesicle pool size in cultured neurons derived from neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis-1 knockout mice. Neurobiol Dis. 2005 Nov; 20(2):314-23. PMID: 16242638.
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    15. Luikart BW, Nef S, Virmani T, Lush ME, Liu Y, Kavalali ET, Parada LF. TrkB has a cell-autonomous role in the establishment of hippocampal Schaffer collateral synapses. J Neurosci. 2005 Apr 13; 25(15):3774-86. PMID: 15829629.
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    16. Sara Y, Virmani T, Deák F, Liu X, Kavalali ET. An isolated pool of vesicles recycles at rest and drives spontaneous neurotransmission. Neuron. 2005 Feb 17; 45(4):563-73. PMID: 15721242.
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    17. Virmani, T, Kavalali, ET. Synaptic Plasticity and Transsynaptic Signaling. Synaptic Vesicle Recycling As A Substrate For Neural Plasticity. 2005.
    18. Virmani T, Han W, Liu X, Südhof TC, Kavalali ET. Synaptotagmin 7 splice variants differentially regulate synaptic vesicle recycling. EMBO J. 2003 Oct 15; 22(20):5347-57. PMID: 14532108; PMCID: PMC213769.
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