Charlotte Willfors

Postdoctoral Studies
Visiting address: Karolinska Institutet, BioClinicum J10:20, Visionsgatan 4, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K1 Molekylär medicin och kirurgi, K1 MMK Sällsynta diagnoser, 171 76 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Rare Diseases Group at the Department
    of Molecular Medicine and Surgery. My research interest focus on
    the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders, and I am currently working
    on projects exploring behavioral phenotypes and brain aberrations in rare
    genetic syndromes with intellectual disability.
    My background is in clinical psychology. I did my psychology studies (MSc)
    at Lund University (2003-2008), followed by a semester working as
    a research assistent at the Dept of Psychology at UC Berkeley in
    California. I thereafter moved to Stockholm for my clinical training in
    Child and Youth Psychiatry, and got my psychologist license in 2009.
    In 2011, I joined Sven Bölte's group at the Center for Neurodevelopmental
    Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (KIND [1]). My work at KIND focused on
    biological and behavioral markers of neurodevelopmental disorders in twins,
    and I finished my PhD on this topic in 2017. Currently, I am dividing my time
    between clinical work with neuropsychiatric assessments in children and
    adolescents and research on rare genetic syndromes.

Selected publications


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  • Postdoctoral Studies, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2017

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