Sara Nolbrant

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Neurosciences

Keywords

  • Stem Cells, Parkinson's Disease, Dopamine neurons, Brain development, Reprogramming, Regenerative medicine

Research

I am a PhD student in the Developmental and Regenerative Neurobiology group at Lund University since January 2016. My interest lies in brain development, regeneration and cell identity and my projects are focused on the development of cell replacement therapy for Parkinson’s disease. My starting point has been to find novel markers to improve hESC-based cell replacement therapy for Parkinson’s disease, in order to better predict the outcome of the transplantation. In addition to differentiating hESCs into dopaminergic progenitors, I am also working on alternative routes for cell replacement involving direct reprogramming of somatic cells to induced neurons.

Recent research outputs

Tiklová, K., Björklund, Å. K., Lahti, L., Alessandro Fiorenzano, Sara Nolbrant, Gillberg, L., Volakakis, N., Yokota, C., Hilscher, M. M., Hauling, T., Holmström, F., Joodmardi, E., Nilsson, M., Malin Parmar & Perlmann, T., 2019 Feb 4, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 581.

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