I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the Alzheimer Research Center. I have a PhD in neuroscience and defended my thesis entiteled "Regenerating the brain: stem cell differentiation and cholinergic dysfunction in Alzheimer disease" in 2014 at Karolinska Institutet. I have an interest in translational research projects with a “bench to bedside” approach.
MSc in Medical sciences (M.D.), Karolinska Institutet 2016
PhD in Medicine, Karolinska Institutet 2014
MSc in Molecular Biology and Biology, Stockholm University 2008
My research focuses on regenerative mechanisms in Alzheimer disease. I'm especially interested in how astrocytes influence inflammation, plasticity and neurogenesis in the hippocampus. The overall aim is finding new molecular targets for regenerative therapies that could benefit Alzheimer patients.
I am supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Olle Engkvist Byggmästare Foundation.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Junior Faculty Award, AD/PD International Conference, 2011, Barcelona, Spain
Altering inflammatory processes impairs neurogenesis and regenerative mechanisms in Alzheimer disease, AAIC 2013, Boston USA. Oral presentation.
The effects of b-amyloid on inflammatory and neuroplastic processes regulating human embryonic stem cell differentiation, AD/PD International Conference 2011, Barcelona, Spain. Oral presentation.
Human embryonic stem cells - understanding cholinergic differentiation and dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease with implications for future regenerative therapies, AD/PD International Conference 2009, Prague, Czech Republic. Oral presentation.