Photo: Kennet Ruona/Malin Parmar
My group works with translational stem cell biology. The focus of my research is to understand cell fate specification in the developing brain and in human neural progenitor cells using cell-based models of neuronal differentiation. Our current focus is to learn how to direct and efficiently drive controlled differentiation of human stem cells into subtype-specific neurons. We also develop technologies for direct conversion of human fibroblasts into functional and subtype-specific neurons in vitro, and the conversion of endogenous glia into neurons in vivo.
The ultimate aim is to develop these cells and technologies for use in brain repair, with focus on Parkinson’s disease.
Stem cell based treatment for Parkinson's disease (2018) - collaboration with BioLamina
Short introduction to the work done by Malin Parmar's research group (2013)
Malin Parmar, PhD
New York Stem Cell Foundation - Robertson Investigator
Developmental and Regenerative Neurobiology
Wallenberg Neuroscience Center
221 84 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46 46 222 06 20
E-mail: Malin [dot] Parmar [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
E-mail: Paulina [dot] Pettersson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
Phone: +46 46 222 34 15