Esther Sammler, MD, PhD, received her medical degree from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. After moving to Scotland and entering the Scottish Neurology Training program in 2008, she obtained her PhD under the supervision of Dario Alessi, PhD, at the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit in Dundee in 2014. She subsequently completed her clinical training as a SCREDS (Scottish Clinical Research Excellence Development Scheme) lecturer in 2016. She now works as a clinician scientist in Dundee dividing her time between seeing patients with movement and neurogenetic disorders and conducting research under the mentorship of Dr. Alessi. The main focus of Dr. Sammler's research is the translation of scientific discoveries into clinical advances with a particular interest in protein LRRK2, a key player in inherited Parkinson's disease.