Genetic and molecular basis of nervous system disorders ‒ Andrea Carmine Belin group
The purpose of our research is to increase the understanding of the pathophysiology of neurological disorders with a focus on primary headache disorders such as cluster headache by identifying, characterizing and modelling genetic markers within the human genome.
Why do we get headaches?
Many of us get headaches from time to time, without it causing too much trouble. But for those who suffer from migraines, or worse from cluster headaches, it may imply a severe disability. Andrea Carmine Belin’s research focuses on the genetics behind cluster headache, a condition sometimes referred to as “suicide headache”.
A portrait of neuroscientist Andrea Carmine Belin (in Swedish)
Andrea Carmine Belin is a neuroscientist at Karolinska Institutet. Her research focuses on hereditary brain diseases and, among other things, cluster headache, an extremely painful disease which comes in attacks. It is not known what causes the disease, and so far, there are no effective treatments.
Brain research on the rise (in Swedish)
A conversation with Thomas Perlmann, Professor of Molecular Developmental Biology, Lars Olson, Professor of Neurobiology at the Department of Neuroscience, Andrea Carmine Belin, Associate Professor at the Department of Neuroscience, and President Ole Petter Ottersen, Karolinska Institutet.