Shona Joy Ph.D.
Dr. Joy’s overarching research interest is in the field of pluripotent stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases, regenerative medicine, and drug discovery. She previously worked investigated signaling pathways involved in induced pluripotent reprogramming1,2 and embryo neural developmental pathways. She has successfully generated stable iPSC lines including differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells in vitro towards forebrain and midbrain neuronal types3,4. Shona is currently focused on in vitro disease modeling of neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s disease and Progressive supranuclear palsy) using iPSCs. This would lead to a better understanding of the factors involved in pathogenesis and also facilitate the development of a drug screening platform for small molecules.