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Malin Parmar elected to the ISSCR Board of Directors

Prof. Malin Parmar with researcher Tiago Cardoso. Photo credit: Kennet Ruona.
Prof. Malin Parmar (right) with researcher Tiago Cardoso (left). Photo credit: Kennet Ruona.

Congratulations to Prof. Malin Parmar, who has been elected as one of three new members of the Board of Directors at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).

The Developmental and Regenerative Neurobiology research group led by Prof. Parmar aims to develop new, cell-based therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.

Together with her team, Prof. Parmar has shown in a series of pioneering studies how human fibroblasts can be converted into neurons, how glial cells can be reprogrammed into neurons in vivo, and how functional dopamine neurons can be generated from human embryonic stem cells. Prof. Parmar's research has a strong translational focus and she leads the European effort STEM-PD, with the ambition of bringing stem cell-derived dopamine neurons to clinical trials for Parkinson’s Disease. Prof. Parmar also collaborates within several European and International networks as well as Industry partners to develop new, cell-based therapies for brain repair.

Malin Parmar holds the position of Professor in Cellular Neuroscience at the Medical Faculty, Lund University and is a New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Investigator. Malin currently chairs the International Committee for the ISSCR.