Position: PhD student at the Dept. of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS).
Ruiqing’s research at Karolinska Institutet involves investigating the mechanism underlying Alzheimer’s Disease, employing molecular imaging tools. Specifically, she is looking at PET imaging tracers for detecting the disease and neuroinflammation aspects of the disease.
My goal is to find imaging compounds that can capture the early changes during the disease, and thereby facilitate the clinical diagnosis.”
For Ruiqing, Karolinska was an easy choice as she had already been studying in Sweden at Uppsala University for her masters and heard of the research opportunities at KI.
Karolinska Institutet is one of the top medical universities in the world. I have been interested in neurodegenerative disease during my undergraduate study in Pharmacy and Master study in Uppsala University. My supervisor research group is in the frontier of Alzheimer disease research. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to do my research here at KI.”
So far she has had great experiences at KI, enjoying the opportunity to learn and make new friends. She knows that her time here at KI will help her with her future career, providing her with the research and scientific skills she needs. Besides immersing herself in her research, Ruiqing is interested in using social media to communicate her research, and reaching out to prospective students through her blog posts.
I am happy to be one of the digital ambassadors and write about our lives as researcher at KI. I would like to blog on the research, interesting seminar/conference I attended, also practical info such as application for PhD student, and PhD student life.”