Alessandro Furlan

Alessandro Furlan

Assistant Professor
Telephone: +46852486912
Visiting address: Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C4 Neurovetenskap, C4 Forskning Furlan, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Padova (Italy) in 2007 and a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Trieste (Italy) in 2009. I completed my master’s thesis as an exchange student at Uppsala University (Sweden). I then moved to Stockholm (Sweden) where I received my Ph.D. from Karolinska Institute in 2016 for my work on the development and molecular architecture of the peripheral nervous system in mice, in the laboratory of Patrik Ernfors. I then moved to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, in New York (USA), in the laboratory of Bo Li, where I investigated the brain circuits regulating appetite and energy homeostasis.

    In 2022, I moved back to Stockholm and joined the Department of Neuroscience, in the Biomedicum, as a group leader. My lab investigates the brain-body mechanisms regulating weight homeostasis, in mice.


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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2028

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, 2016

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