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Junior Research Fellow receives joint Parkinson’s UK & Rosetrees Trust Fellowship

February 9, 2023

We are delighted to announce that Kellogg Junior Research Fellow Dr Charmaine Lang is the recipient of the inaugural, jointly funded Senior Research Fellowship from Parkinson’s UK and Rosetrees Trust

Charmaine, who is a Departmental Lecturer at Oxford’s Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, and a member of the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery, will use the award to explore the interaction between dopamine neurons and astrocytes in the brain and its failure in the context of Parkinson’s through the development of complex new induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) models.

The award also allows Dr Lang to commence her first independent post within DPAG and the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery. As a Kavli team leader, she will build her own research group within the Wade-Martins laboratory

On receiving the award Charmaine commented, ‘I am so grateful to both Parkinson’s UK and Rosetrees Trust for supporting early career researchers and for selecting me to be the recipient of this Fellowship. I am excited to use this opportunity to begin my independent journey, build my team and to expand on the techniques and expertise I have developed thus far. I am very lucky to have received a wealth of support and guidance from funders, colleagues within DPAG and the Kavli Institute and the patients within the Oxford branch of the Parkinson’s UK network. I look forward to the journey ahead and to giving back to the Parkinson’s patient community.’

Find out more about Charmaine and her research