Dr. Penny Hallett is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and co-director of the Neuroregeneration Institute at McLean Hospital. Dr. Hallett’s research is dedicated to understanding early cellular dysfunction and neuronal degeneration in Parkinson’s disease and age-related neurodegenerative disorders, and at replacing midbrain dopamine neurons destroyed in Parkinson’s disease, using autologous transplantation of stem cell derived dopamine neurons. Dr. Hallett has established some of the fundamental integration of transplanted neurons for Parkinson’s disease patients and also reported the first successful non-human primate work using autologous induced pluripotent stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, UK, and performed her post-doctoral studies at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. In 2006, she joined the Neuroregeneration Institute at McLean Hospital, founded by Prof. Ole Isacson. From 2007-2009, Dr. Hallett was a deputy associate editor of the European Journal of Neuroscience, and she served as an editor for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience from 2009-2017.
Penelope Hallett, PhD
Assistant Professor Psychiatry, HMS