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Sarah Kishinevsky

Graduate student


Midbrain dopamine neurons selectively degenerate in Parkinson’s disease (PD), yet the underlying environmental and genetic stressors that cause the disease are largely not cell-type specific. I use the protocol developed by our lab to differentiate human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) into midbrain dopamine neurons. I develop assays to study these cells and their role in neurodegeneration.