Associate professor and senior clinical lecturer. Head of the psychosis research area in the PET group. Consultant in Psychiatry at Psykiatri Nordväst. Visiting researcher affiliation at deparment of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge.
Medical degree, Uppsala University, 1999
Licence to practice medicine, 2002
PhD, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2008
Specialist in General Psychiatry, 2009
The main objective of my research is to use Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to find brain biomarkers for psychiatric disorders. Currently, the main focus is the assessment of neuroinflammation and brain neurotransmission in patients with early stage schizophrenia. This work also includes preclinical studies using small animal PET as well as collaborative clinical studies combining PET and fMRI. Another line of research is to identify biochemical correlates to personality and social behaviour, aiming to disentangle the relationship between trait and state in related anxiety disorders. Ongoing projects also include methodological developments in PET data quantification.
Responsible for psychiatry course at Solna for medical students.