Researcher Recognized by Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
Michigan State University researcher Ivette Martinez Sandoval is one of five scientists to receive a postdoctoral fellowship from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
The award will provide $100,000 of support over two years and is part of a $4 million investment from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation to further the work of early-career scientists studying the illness.
Sandoval is currently working at the College of Human Medicine’s Grand Rapids campus in the Collier Laboratory. The team is looking at how environmental factors can interact with an individual’s genetics to impact the development of Parkinson’s.
“The results will deepen our understanding of the disease and potentially help uncover new therapeutic targets,” Sandoval wrote in her Fellowship application.