Angela Cenci NilssonProfessor
Research areas and keywords
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Our research aims at developing new symptomatic and disease-modifying treatments for disorders of basal ganglia origin, particularly Parkinson´s Disease (PD). To facilitate this research, we have pioneered the development of rodent models having both face and construct validity relative to dyskinetic and akinetic movement disorders in humans. These models have now become the first-line tool for behavioural-pharmacological research on PD worldwide. We are now in the process of developing new rodent models of cognitive deficits and impulse control disorders relevant to PD. In addition to developing-improving rodent models for translational research, we investigate maladaptive neuroplasticity associated with movement disorders, and we do so at multiple levels and with multiple methodologies (e.g., signaling-pathway activation, synaptic neuronal plasticity, gliovascular plasticity and neurovascular coupling).
Current commissions of trust
2016 International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, Scientific Program Committee.
2016 Swedish National Microscopy Infrastructure, Steering Committee.
2015 Swedish Brain Foundation, Scientific Committee.
2014 SciLifeLab Bioimaging Platform (Stockholm), Steering Board.
2014 Elected as a member of the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).
2014 External Scientific Advisory Board for “Cell Signaling in Chronic CNS Disorders” (Austria)
2014 Lund University Medical Faculty, Scientific Advisory Committee.
2014 World Parkinson Congress, Steering Committee.
2014 XXI World Congress on PD and Related Disorders, Program Committee.
2013 International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, Chair.
2012 International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), Paneuropean Committee.
2010 M. J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson´s Research, Scientific Advisory Board.
2009 Swedish National Network for Parkinson Research (SWEPAR-Net), Steering board.
2009 Steering Committee of Basal Ganglia Disorders Linnaeus Consortium (BAGADILICO).
2003 Swedish Movement Disorder Society (SWEMODIS), Steering Board (and founding member).
Completed commissions of trust:
2015 Swedish Research Council, Chair of Scientific Review Panel MH-D1 (Neurology & Neuroscience).
2013 Chair of the External Evaluation Panel for Departments of Neurosciences, Neurology, Ophtalmology and Otorhinolaryngology, KU Leuven (Belgium).
2012-2014 Coordinator of Basal Ganglia Disorders Linnaeus Consortium (BAGADILICO)
Recent research outputs
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