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Developmental and Regenerative Neurobiology

Parmar Group

Our Research

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.


  • Developing a stem cell based therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
  • Developing personalized cell therapies based in reprogrammed skin cells
  • Develop new strategies for brain repair based in in vivo cell reprogramming


New therapies and treatments for neurological disorders with focus on Parkinson’s Disease

List of Team Parmar's publications


(name linked to profile in Lund University research portal)

Malin Parmar 

Principal Investigator, Malin [dot] Parmar [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Malin[dot]Parmar[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Anders Björklund 

Senior Professor, Anders [dot] Bjorklund [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Anders[dot]Bjorklund[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) 

Jenny Nelander

Staff Scientist, Jenny [dot] Nelander_Wahlestedt [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Jenny[dot]Nelander_Wahlestedt[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) 

Malin Åkerblom

Project Leader, Malin [dot] Akerblom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Malin[dot]Akerblom[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Yogita Sharma 

Bioinformatician, Yogita [dot] Sharma [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Yogita[dot]Sharma[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Petter Storm

Bioinformatician, Petter [dot] Storm [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Petter[dot]Storm[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Alessandro Fiorenzano 

Postdoc, Alessandro [dot] Fiorenzano [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Alessandro[dot]Fiorenzano[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) 

Sara Corsi

Postdoc, sara [dot] corsi [dot] 8878 [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (sara[dot]corsi[dot]8878[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

María García Garrote

Postdoc, maria [dot] garcia_garrote [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (maria[dot]garcia_garrote[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Mette Habekost

Postdoc, mette [dot] habekost [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Mette[dot]Habekost[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Edoardo Sozzi

PhD student, Edoardo [dot] Sozzi [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Edoardo[dot]Sozzi[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Jana Bonsberger

PhD student, jana [dot] bonsberger [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (jana[dot]bonsberger[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Kerstin Laurin

PhD student, kerstin [dot] laurin [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (kerstin[dot]laurin[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Germán Ramos Passarello

Student, german [dot] ramos_passarello [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (german[dot]ramos_passarello[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Paulina Pettersson 

Research Administrator, Paulina [dot] Pettersson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Paulina[dot]Pettersson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Sol da Rocha Baez 

Technician, Sol [dot] da_Rocha_Baez [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Sol[dot]da_Rocha_Baez[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) 

Bengt Mattsson 

IT Engineer, Bengt [dot] Mattsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Bengt[dot]Mattsson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Michael Sparrenius 

Technician, Michael [dot] Sparrenius [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Michael[dot]Sparrenius[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) 



Malin Parmar

Malin Parmar

Principal Investigator New York Stem Cell Foundation - Robertson Investigator
PhD, Professor
Developmental and Regenerative Neurobiology 
Wallenberg Neuroscience Center
Phone: +46 46 222 06 20
E-mail: Malin [dot] parmar [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Malin[dot]Parmar[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Profile in Lund University research portal