Senior lecturer, Chief physician
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.
A Comparison of Gray Matter Density in Restless Legs Syndrome Patients and Matched Controls Using Voxel-Based Morphometry
JOURNAL OF NEUROIMAGING 2012;22(1):28-32
Changes in dopamine D2-receptor binding are associated to symptom reduction after psychotherapy in social anxiety disorder
Translational psychiatry 2012;2():e120-
Association between striatal and extrastriatal dopamine D2-receptor binding and social desirability
Dopamine D2 receptor density in the limbic striatum is related to implicit but not explicit movement sequence learning
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 2010;107(16):7574-9
Extrastriatal dopamine D2 receptor binding modulates intraindividual variability in episodic recognition and executive functioning
Age-related diurnal effect on D-2 receptor binding: a preliminary PET study
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY 2008;11(5):671-8
[Coming generation of researchers--a question of fate for psychiatry]
A cross-validation study on the relationship between central D-2 receptor occupancy and serum perphenazine concentration