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.


2016-09-27. Malin Parmar & Roger Barker participated in the 4th World Parkinson Congress - here we see them giving their lectures on September 23rd, 2016.

4th world parkinson congress
4th wpc roger

2016-09-21. På svenska: Läs här om Parkinson Förbundets besök på BMC (Biomedicinskt Centrum) den 7 september 2016:

2016-09-19. Congratulations to Malin Parmar on wining Lund's Fernströmpris! For more details please go to:
- in English: Stem cell researcher receives the Fernström Prize
- på svenska: Stamcellsforskare får Lunds Fernströmpris

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!

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