Marina Emborg

Credentials: MD, PhD

Position title: Professor


Phone: (608) 262-9714

Room 119 Primate
1220 Capitol Court
Madison, WI 53715

Preclinical Parkinson's Research Program

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PhD, School of Medicine, Universidad de Buenos Aires

MD, School of Medicine, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Research Summary

Parkinson’s disease

Research Detail

Since her graduate studies Dr. Emborg’s research focus has been in understanding and finding solutions for neurodegenerative disorders, with emphasis on Parkinson’s disease. Her body of work includes nonhuman primate models of neurological disorders, gene and cell-based therapies for Parkinson’s and the development of conceptual frameworks for ethical clinical translation of novel treatments. In 2004, she became faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where today she is the Director of the Preclinical Parkinson’s Research Program at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, and a Professor of Medical Physics. She is Editor of Neuroscience and Tissue Engineering Section for Cell Transplantation, past President of the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair and the 2016 recipient of the Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award for Brain Repair (

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