About Us

Stem Cell Biology

Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. med. Beate Winner

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Modeling neurodegenerative diseases using stem cells

The overall goal of research in our laboratory is to model neurodegenerative diseases using stem cells. Specifically, we investigate neurodegeneration and regeneration in synucleinopathies including Parkinson’s disease (PD). Protein aggregation of mis-folded proteins is associated with several synucleinopathies. Specifically, we are interested in studying the mechanism and functional consequences of oligomerization for neurite degeneration, axonal transport, and cellular membranes.

Foto: Uniklinikum Erlangen