Congratulations to Giulia Carola for completing her PhD, titled: “Investigating Early Functional Alteration in a Human iPSC-Based Model of Parkinson Disease”.

JULY 2019

Our research article “Patient-Specific iPSC-Derived Astrocytes Contribute to Non-Cell-Autonomous Neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease“, has been selected by the prestigious Stem Cell Reports magazine to be part of its annual “Best of” compilation. The study has been selected based on the number of downloads by readers, a criterion that publishers consider the most impartial way to evaluate the interest in a specific work.

JULY 2019

We participated in the XIV European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease that was held in Porto, Portugal. Lucas and Meritxell presented their results in patient-specific iPSC-derived microglia and astrocytes.

JUNE 2019

On June 5, the Department of Pathology and Experimental Therapy of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science from the UB organized their first Research Meeting. As a part of the department, we participated with a poster explaining our work modeling Parkinson’s Disease using iPS cell technology.

APRIL 2019

PhD students of the lab participated to the IDIBELL PhD day at IDIBELL, Duran i Reynals Hospital.

Congratulations to Giulia Carola, PhD student of the lab, for the award for the best oral communitation.

You can find the news and pictures here.

March 2019

We congratulate Giulia Carola to be awarded with a predoctoral grant to visit Dr. Muotri’s lab at the University of San Diego, California. She will investigate biological and molecular targets connected with neuronal functional impairment found during her PhD thesis.


Our study on the role of astrocytes in PD was recently featured on the Cover of Stem Cell Reports!!