Malin ParmarProfessor, New York Stem Cell Foundation - Robertson Investigator, , ,

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Basic Medicine
  • Neurosciences
  • Cell and Molecular Biology


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.

Recent research outputs

Hagbard, L., Cameron, K., August, P., Penton, C., Malin Parmar, Hay, D. C. & Kallur, T. 2018 Jul 5 In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373, 1750, 20170230

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Malin Parmar 2018 Jan 1 In : Development (Cambridge). 145, 1, dev156117

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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