Marina Emborg, MD, PhD

Portrait of Marina Emborg, MD, PhD
Associate (tenure) Professor
Medical Physics
Room 119 Primate
1220 Capitol Court
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 262-9714
Focus Groups: 
PhD, School of Medicine, Universidad de Buenos Aires
MD, School of Medicine, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Research Summary: 
Parkinson’s disease
Research Detail: 

Since 1989 I have been performing preclinical research in non human primate models of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and today I am recognized as a world leader in the field. My training has provided me with a unique set of skills and knowledge to bridge clinical and basic science towards understanding neurological disorders and modeling it in animals. My deep personal interest in translational research ethics is at the core of my mentorship philosophy and it is greatly valued by my students. My interdisciplinary program is strategically located at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin Madison, where we have state of the art surgical, behavioral testing and in vivo imaging facilities, as well as pathology, biochemistry and molecular biology laboratories.

Selected Publications: 
Kimmelman, J., London, A., Emborg M.E. (2010) Beyond Access Vs. Protection in Trials of Innovative Therapies: Scientific Integrity as a Core Value in Research Ethics. Science 328: 829-830.
Kimmelman J., London A., Ravina B., Ramsay T., Bernstein M, Fine A, Stahnisch FW, Emborg M.E. (2009) Launching invasive, first-in-human trials against Parkinson’s disease: ethical considerations Mov Disord. 24:1893-1901. NIHMSID: NIHMS146175
Capitanio, J., & Emborg, M.E. (2008). Contributions of non human primate models to neuroscience research. Lancet, 371,1126-1135.
Emborg M.E. (2004) Evaluation of animal models of Parkinson’s disease for neuroprotective strategies. J. Neurosci. Methods 139: 121-143. *2004 most downloaded paper for Elsevier Neuroscience