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Marco Travaglio is currently pursuing a PhD in Toxicology at the MRC Toxicology Unit in collaboration with AstraZeneca. His research aims to generate novel mechanistic insights into the selective vulnerability of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson’s disease. His project involves the use of both embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cell-based model systems to study the onset of the disease and its subsequent pathological manifestations. Before his PhD, Marco obtained his MSci degree in Neuroscience from The University of Nottingham, spending one year working in the Translational Neuroscience Unit of Eli Lilly. Currently, he serves as Editor in Chief at Knowing Neurons, an award-winning neuroscience website that connects graduate students, academics and healthcare professionals across the globe. 

PhD Student (ITTP)

Contact Details

MRC Toxicology Unit
Gleeson Building
Tennis Court Road


Telephone and Email

+44 (0)1223 3 34390