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Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurons from fibroblasts

Isabel Hinarejos, a pre-doctoral student in the lab of Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases, is doing a stay in the laboratory of Professor Magdalena Götz (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München). The objective is to learn the protocol to derive fibroblasts to neurons directly. In this way, we will have a rapid model for the study of disease mechanisms and, above all, to investigate whether or not a mutation is pathological using a neuronal human cell model. The picture shows the first neurons obtained. Congratulations Isabel!!