MEB recruits two international top scientists

Published 2014-05-16 14:41. Updated 2016-05-02 16:21Denna sida på svenska

The Swedish Research Council has decided to grant a total of 522 million SEK over ten years for international recruitment of leading researchers to Karolinska Institutet. Two of these research centers of international top class will be located at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) under the leadership of Patrick Sullivan, professor in psychiatric genetics and Cynthia Bulik, professor in eating disorders.

Professor Patrick Sullivan is one of the foremost psychiatric geneticists in the world. He is today Director of the Center for Psychiatric Genomics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, and   since 2005 Foreign Adjunct Professor at Karolinska Institutet.


Professor Cynthia Bulik is a translational researcher and a world leader in the study of eating disorders. In 2003, Professor Bulik was named the first endowed professor of eating disorders in the United States by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Both of them have previously collaborated with researchers at MEB, among others Anna Kähler, Christina Hultman, Nancy Pedersen, Mikael Landén and Paul Lichtenstein.

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GeneticsPsychiatric disordersPsychiatry