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Fighting Parkinson’s in the Lab

I had the privilege of meeting Muhammad Ali a number of times, and while the Parkinson’s disease that ravaged his brain had already reduced his ability to communicate verbally—it never diminished his spirit or his will to keep fighting.

Like Michael J. Fox, with whom I’ve spoken before...

Oeystein Brekk

Oeystein R. Brekk, PhD, is currently working as a post-doctoral research fellow at McLean Hospital in the lab of Dr. Hallett. His research interests include cellular lipid and protein degradation systems—and their malfunction—in relation to Parkinson’s disease and other...

Penny Hallett

Penny Hallett, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Neuroregeneration Research Institute. She received her PhD from the University of Manchester, UK, before completing post-doctoral studies at Massachusetts General Hospital, moving in 2006 to...

Ole Isacson

Dr. Ole Isacson is a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and founding director of Neuroregeneration Research Institute at McLean Hospital. His work is focused on the understanding and treatments of neurodegenerative disease, with particular emphasis on distinguishing critical mechanisms...

Yongwoo Jang

Yongwoo Jang, PhD, received his MS and PhD from the Department of Pharmacy at Seoul National University in Korea. He further researched the pathophysiological functions of ion channels in neurons as a post-doctoral fellow at Seoul National University from 2012 to 2014.

In 2014, Dr. Jang...

Kwang-Soo Kim

Kwang-Soo Kim, PhD, has over 25 years of experience investigating molecular and developmental neurobiology of the midbrain dopamine neuronal system in health and disease, focusing on elucidating the transcriptional mechanisms underlying development and maintenance of dopamine neurons. Based on basic...

Elizabeth Moloney

Elizabeth B. Moloney, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Neuroregeneration Research Institute at McLean Hospital, where she is involved in developing both in vitro and in vivo approaches for understanding the role of lysosomal function in the pathophysiology of cellular aging and...

Kai-Christian Sonntag

As a graduate of University of Heidelberg Medical School, Dr. Sonntag studied the molecular biology of viruses, and as a research fellow at the Transplantation Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, he conducted research in transplantation immunology. In 2000, he joined McLean...

Ria Thomas

Ria Thomas, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Neuroregeneration Research Institute at McLean Hospital. Her current research focuses on understanding the involvement of intracellular trafficking mechanisms in selective neuronal dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease, and developing...