Sara Nolbrant

affiliated with the university

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Neurosciences


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


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

Sara Nolbrant, 2020, Lund: Lund University, Faculty of Medicine. 102 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)

Daniela A. Grassi, Per Ludvik Brattås, Marie E. Jönsson, Diahann Atacho, Ofelia Karlsson, Sara Nolbrant, Malin Parmar & Johan Jakobsson, 2020, In : Heliyon. 6, 1, e03067.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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