Developmental and Regenerative Neurobiology

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University


Developmental and Regenerative Neurobiology


parmar group


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.


2016-06-20. Many members of the Parmar lab are now preparing for the annual ISSCR meeting, this year held in San Francisco. Malin will present at the public forum


on Tuesday, June 21st, that is co-organized between CIRM and ISSCR and at the plenary session of the ISSCR meeting on Thursday, June 23rd. Maria Pereira, Tiago Cardoso and Sara Nolbrant will present their work at the poster sessions on Wednesday and Friday.

2016-06-17. På svenska: Malin Parmars forskning stöds av Hjärnfonden som nu presenterar den på sin hemsida - klicka här för att att läsa mer!

2016-04-26. Are you interested in our work and would like to join as a PhD student?
Please click on the following link to find out more about an open position in our group.

2016-03-09. We are very excited about participating in Unistem Day 2016! Here Andreas Heuer from our group preparing for his workshop "Behavioural assessment of neural stem cell transplants – from animal models to functional assessment".


Congratulations to Daniella Rylander Ottosson who has been awarded a 500.000 SEK grant from the Parkinson Research Foundation!


With Mats Heiman, the founder of the Parkinson Research Foundation.

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