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About Division of Neurodegeneration

To study degeneration of nerve cells in the central nervous system, use various disease models to identify new treatment strategies, develop stem cell based therapies for repair of injuries and insults of nervous tissue, study inflammatory mechanisms in disorders and injuries in the brain and spinal cord. These are the basis of the research and postgraduate education at our division.

Research focus

Common to all our research is the focus on nerve cell injuries and development of new treatment strategies, at the cross-road of basic and applied research. Although most of the research we do is experimental laboratory work, several of the scientists at our division is also involved in clinical research projects.

The research and postgraduate research education is also a part of the R&D of the Geriatric University Clinic of the Karolinska University Hospital.

Research groups

Click on the name to read more about each research group:

Research group - Marianne Schultzberg

Research group - Zhu Jie

Cell therapy - Åkesson and Sundström


Staff A-Ö



We are located at Karolinska Institutet Campus South, Huddinge. Our research facility is in Novum Research Park, 5th floor. We belong to the research laboratories of the Geriatric University Clinic, Karolinska-Huddinge. Division of Neurorehabilitation also works under this section.

Postal address

Division of Neurodegeneration, Department of Neurobiologi, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, Geriatric Clinic Res Lab, Novum 5th floor, S-14186 Stockholm, Sweden

Visiting Address

Division of Neurodegeneration, Geriatric Clinic Res Lab, Novum 5th floor, Hälsovägen 7, S-14157 Huddinge, Sweden

How to find us

The entrance to our facility is at the other end of the Novum main hall, next to lift G, left side if you enter from the hospital. Check the map of KI-South Campus to locate us if you arrive by train or the KI shuttle bus, or from the hospital public parking

Fax number +46 8 585 854 70


Erik Sundström

Telefon: 08-585 838 87
Enhet: Sundström


Maria Roos

Telefon: 08-524 835 37
Enhet: Sektionen för neurogeriatrik