Movement Disorder Fellows and Students


David Brody David M. Brody
Volunteer Research Assistant. Mr. Brody is interested in movement disorders, mild cognitive impairment, and neuropharmacology. He is strongly desirous of a future career in neuroscience. He is applying to undergrad programs which are strong in the biological sciences.



Ana Grijalvo-Perez, MD
Movement Disorder Fellow 2013/2014. Dr. Grijalvo-Perez recently completed her fellowship training in pediatric neurology at UCSD. Prior to that she attended medical school in her native town of Madrid, Spain. Subsequently, Dr. Grijalvo-Perez did neuroscience research in Switzerland before starting her pediatrics residency at Rady Children's Hospital. She is interested in the clinical aspects and novel therapeutic approaches of both adult and pediatric movement disorders.


Rita Ceponiene, MD, PhD
Movement Disorder Fellow 2013/2014. Dr. Ceponiene has earned an MD degree from State University in Vilnius, Lithuania, and a PhD in developmental cognitive electrophysiology from Helsinki University, Finland. She did post-doctoral work at the Project in Cognitive and Neural Development and Research on Aging and Development laboratory in the Cognitive and Neurosciences departments at UCSD. She has published on electrophysiology of sensory, attentional, and language processing in development and aging. Dr. Ceponiene is graduating from the Adult Neurology program at UCSD Medical Center this year and looking forward to training in motor and cognitive aspects of adult movement disorders.

Dr. Litvan and Fellows