Shalini Padmanabhan

Shalini Padmanabhan is Vice President of Discovery and Translational Research at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. At the Foundation, she oversees a team of 8 other scientists and over 400 active projects focusing on the biological understanding of Parkinson’s disease, target validation efforts, therapeutic and biomarker development efforts. Shalini earned an undergraduate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from U.I.C.T, India and a PhD in Neuroscience from the Medical College of Georgia. Prior to joining the Foundation, Shalini trained as a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University where she worked on validating novel targets to treat Parkinson’s disease using a gene therapy approach.

Webinar Summary: A broad overview of MJFF’s research strategy will be presented. This will highlight our key scientific focus areas, some of our big research initiatives, our typical funding models and how the community can partner and collaborate with the Foundation.

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