Dr Tilo Kunath
Tilo Kunath obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2003 investigating novel stem cell systems. His postdoctoral studies at the Institute for Stem Cell Research at the University of Edinburgh were focused on neural induction and differentiation of mouse and human embryonic stem (ES) cells. He has run his own laboratory in the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine in Edinburgh since 2007, where he has pioneered the use of patient-specific induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell technologies to establish robust models of Parkinson’s. He also has a major focus on driving forward the use of human ES and iPS cells for use in cell replacement therapies for Parkinson’s.