Bradley Wilkes

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Contact Info

FLG 170M
P.O. Box 118205
Gainesville, FL 32611-8205
(352) 294-1771 | email


Dr. Bradley Wilkes is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology. He completed his masters and doctoral degrees in Psychology at the University of Florida. His master’s thesis focused on oculomotor and vestibulo-ocular reflex function in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). His doctoral dissertation focused on magnetic resonance imaging of neural circuitry mediating restricted repetitive behavior in individuals with ASD and a mouse model of motor stereotypy.

Dr. Wilkes’ current research focuses on basal ganglia and cerebellar networks and their critical role in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and essential tremor. He utilizes magnetic resonance imaging to study brain structure and function in clinical populations and animal models of movement disorders. He has published research in journals that include Science: Translational Medicine, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Experimental Neurology, Human Brain Mapping, Autism Research, and Neuroimage: Clinical.

Research Interests:

  • Basal ganglia and cerebellar networks in movement disorders
  • Brain changes resulting from interventions aimed at treating movement disorders
  • Translational neuroimaging in animal models of movement disorders
  • Advanced diffusion MRI techniques for studying brain microstructure