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Sarah Kishinevsky

Graduate Student – currently, Director of the Dean's Entrepreneurship Lab at Weill Cornell

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.