Contact the Neurobiology of Stress and Treatment Response – Juan Pablo Lopez group
Contact information to the Neurobiology of Stress and Treatment Response – Juan Pablo Lopez group, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet.
Serena GasperoniPhD Student
About me: My name is Serena, I am currently a PhD student at KI, and hold a Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from the University of Bologna. My PhD project focuses on understanding the behavioural language, molecular mechanisms, and cellular circuits responsible for the fast-acting and sustained antidepressant effects of psychedelic compounds, using mouse models of chronic stress. When I'm not in the lab, I like spending time in nature, playing the guitar and doing yoga.
Josefin KenrickResearch assistant
About me: My name is Josefin, and I hold a master’s degree in Molecular Techniques in Life Science from KTH, Karolinska Institute, and Stockholm University. I am a research assistant in the Lopez laboratory, and my project focuses on investigating how exposure to early life adversity can affect susceptibility or resilience to stress later in life. I am interested in the intersection of bioinformatics and molecular neurobiology, particularly in the context of healthcare application. Outside of the lab, I enjoy being in nature, reading, and training Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Dr. Fatemeh Sadat ZolfaghariResearch Assistant
About me: I'm Fatemeh, a hold a PhD in Exercise Physiology. Currently, I am a research assistant in the Lopez Laboratory. I am interested in exploring neurochemical and molecular markers in animal models of stress and anxiety. When I'm not immersed in scientific pursuits, I find joy in photography. Writing literary texts and poetry has been a cherished activity of mine since I was 9 years old. Additionally, I am deeply passionate about engaging in various sports activities.
Lucas Sébastien DumargneMSc Student
About me: I am in the first year of my master’s degree at the ENS de Lyon, France. My project in the Lopez Lab is to set up a pipeline for performing analyses of various social complex behaviours in freely moving mice. Whenever I'm not in the lab, I like to spend time in nature and discover new places in Stockholm.
Manar Manla HasanResearch Intern/Medical Student
About me: I am undertaking an introductory research course here at KI alongside my studies in the medical programme. In the Lopez lab, I assist in optimizing behaviour detection in freely moving groups of mice within an enriched environment by annotating videos containing multiple behaviors of interest. During my free time, I enjoy participating in outdoor activities and further exploring Stockholm.
Otto BoldemannResearch Intern/Medical Student
About me: I'm a second-year medical student at KI with a growing enthusiasm for research. Currently, I am contributing to an engaging project focused on machine learning-assisted behavioural phenotyping in mice. In this capacity I identify behaviours, in hopes of providing insights to the research team's efforts. When I'm not immersed in my academic pursuits, I find joy in the company of friends and my girlfriend. Additionally, I have a passion for sports such as football and table tennis, as well as strategic games like chess and board games.
Former lab members
Julio Eduardo Cáseres Pajuelo, MSc Student (Erasmus+), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Alix Bonard, MSc Student (Erasmus+), Sorbonne University, Paris, France
Work with us
We are looking for talented graduate students and postdocs interested in exploring the neurobiology of stress and antidepressant treatment response.
We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in one, or more, of the following fields: molecular biology, functional genomics, pharmacology, clinical/translational neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, bioinformatics, or computer science.
If you are interested in joining our lab, please send an email to Juan Pablo Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please enclose the following
- Academic CV
- Brief cover letter (or statement) describing your motivation, career goals, and what you hope to achieve in our lab
- Name and full contact information for 2-3 references
Applications at all levels are welcome!
Department of Neuroscience
171 77 Stockholm
Visiting address (visitors, couriers, etc.)
Biomedicum, Quarter D7
171 65 Solna
Delivery address (goods, parcels, etc.)
171 65 Solna