Hello new staff #2

We are happy to introduce new colleagues at the Department of Laboratory Medicine. Welcome!

Sara Windahl, Associate professor

Division of Pathology / Göran Andersson 

Sara Windahl has joined the research group of Professor Göran Andersson as an associate professor. Her most recent appointment was at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, where she investigated the effects of estrogen and mechanical loading in bone. She attained her PhD at the department of Biosciences, Karolinska Institutet, where she studied the importance of the newly discovered estrogen receptor beta for bone maintenance. Prior to her association with the University of Gothenburg, Dr. Windahl served at Yale University School of Medicine as post-doctoral fellow. She also worked at the University of Bristol, UK, as a Marie Curie Fellow. Her current research focus is directed towards the molecular mechanisms underlying the bone anabolic effects of mechanical loading. 

Dina Dabaghie, PhD student 

Division of Pathology / Jakko Patrakka

Dina had her bachelor degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical sciences from Amman Ahliyya University in Jordan and the master degree in Biomedical Sciences from Radboud University in Netherlands. Currently she will be working on investigating genes involved in renal fibrosis.

John Frölander, Archivist

Administration council

John is replacing Gabriel Larsson as archivist and registrar at LabMed. He will be managing the records and archives of the department, as well as the registry (diarium). Previously he has served in similar roles at for example Synskadades Riksförbund (SRF) and Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU). Since he is part time employed at MedH as well, he is only here about half the time. When so, you can find him on the 8th floor, ANA8. 

Ruqaie Hussain, Lecturer

Division of Clinical Pharmacology

Ruqaie has previously worked as a pharmacist at the Neonatal ward at Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge. At the division of Clinical Pharmacology she will be involved in teaching pharmacology to students who are training to become Biomedical analysts and specialist nurses. 

Angela Camporeale, PhD student

Division of Clinical Microbiology / Christian Giske

Angela is an Italian student from the University of Siena where she had her first lab work experiences in the Microbiology division of the Biotechnology Department. With that kind of background, she is about to continue working in the field, focusing on different approaches for the highly antimicrobial resistance issue in the most threatening Gram-negative bacteria. 

Sara Svensson Akusjärvi, PhD student

Division of Clinical Microbiology / Anders Sönnerborg, Ujjwal Neogi

Sara has a master in Molecular Medicine from Uppsala University. She did her master thesis at MTC, KI where she worked personalized medicine for Glioblastoma Multiforme. During her doctoral studies, she will focus on understanding mechanisms of HIV persistence in the latent reservoir. 

Maike Sperk, PhD student

Division of Clinical Microbiology / Ujjwal Neogi

Maike recently obtained the master of science degree in Molecular Medicine from Tuebingen University in my home country Germany. Still enrolled in that program in Germany she has joined Anders’ group already in March 2017 as a master student and worked here on her master thesis. Now she is happy to get the opportunity to become a PhD student in Anders’ group. Her focus will be on targeted and untargeted proteomic studies in different groups of HIV-infected patients.