Parkinson’s Disease

Project 9: Assessment of transplanting partially differentiated adult stem cells for treating motor dysfunction in a rat model of Parkinson's disease.

Summary:

This project is designed to assess whether genetically altering adult stem cells to begin differentiating into the type of cells (dopaminergic neurons) lost in Parkinson’s disease and to see if transplanting these cells can reduce motor deficits in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease. This study is being conducted by Ryan Welchko.