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About me

  • Associate Professor of Experimental Pathology at Karolinska Institutet.
  • 5th Year Resident M.D. in Clinical Pathology and Cytology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Project group leader for research team investigating genetical mechanisms underlying endocrine tumorigenesis.

  • Previously visiting research scholar at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA (2013-2014).

Research description

My project group is investigating the genetical mechanisms which propel the development of cancer in hormone-secreting organs such as the thyroid, parathyroids and adrenal glands. By utilizing modern molecular techniques to approach specific hypotheses, results are implemented with the focus to deliver improved diagnostics and prognostics regarding these tumor types.

As an example, the project group has aided in the identification of two molecular markers for malignant parathyroid tumors (parafibromin and APC) which have been implemented for clinical use as diagnostic markers at several international institutions, including Karolinska University Hospital.

Academic honors, awards and prizes

  • Awarded the M.D. Ph.D Scholarship at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. The grant is equvalent of financing of a PhD student for four years.
  • Awarded the Clinical Postdoctoral Stipend in 2012 (supported by the Stockholm County Council (clinical postdoctorial appointment), equivalent of four years of half-time financing.
  • Awarded a scholarship from Erik and Edith Fernström's Foundation for Medical Research in 2013.
  • Currently grant-holder from the Swedish Medical Society and the Swedish Society of Endocrinology.
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