Jan Olav Aasly, MD is a Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology at St Olav’s hospital, Trondheim, Norway, and professor of Neurology, NTNU. Head of the Department of Neurology, St Olav’s Hospital, Trondheim, 1992-1999. He studied clinical neurophysiology at the University of Northern Sweden, 1983-1984. Since the 1990s he has been studying clinical and genetic aspects of Parkinson’s disease in close collaboration with colleagues at the Mayo Clinic, USA, and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He was the first to describe clinical aspects of Park8 genetic PD gene.