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Penelope Hallett, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Neuroregeneration Institute at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital

Location: Belmont, MA United States

Dr. Penelope Hallett is assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Neuroregeneration Institute at McLean Hospital. 

Dr. Hallett received her BSc, MRes and PhD from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. In 2002 she joined the laboratory of Dr. David Standaert at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, for a postdoctoral fellowship. In 2006 Dr. Hallett joined the Neuroregeneration Institute at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Beginning with her PhD training in Parkinson’s disease modeling, her research is dedicated to work on neurodegenerative diseases, studying multiple aspects of degeneration, protection and cell therapy.

From 2007-2009, Dr. Hallett was a deputy associate editor of the European Journal of Neuroscience, and she is currently editor of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience.

Associated Grants

  • Autologous Long-Term Cell Restorative Therapy for Parkinson's Disease


  • Comparison of Nedd4 and GBA for Improving Protein Handling and Reducing Alpha-synucleinopathy


  • Does Peripheral Immune Challenge Exacerbate LRRK2-Induced Neuronal Pathology?


  • Duloxetine Hydrochloride as a Novel Neuroprotective Treatment for Parkinson's Disease


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