David K. Stone, MD, PhD.

Dr. Stone earned his B.S. and M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Missouri State University.  Before entering the field of medicine, he developed new life science technologies as an R&D Scientist at Sigma-Aldrich. He then earned his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His multidisciplinary research approach combined the fields of neuroscience, immunology, molecular biology, and proteomics to study neurodegenerative diseases. He helped develop an immunomodulatory therapeutic strategy for Parkinson’s disease, which is now in an ongoing multicenter clinical trial. He also worked to uncover novel immune functions of T-cells in the setting of HIV-infection and developed new molecular tools for studying protein misfolding in models of Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Stone completed his Internal Medicine internship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and moved to Gainesville in 2015 to continue his training in Neurology at UF.  He is particularly interested in helping patients with neurodegenerative diseases and movement disorders.​