Felicia Jennysdotter Olofsgård

Felicia Jennysdotter Olofsgård

Phd Student
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C4 Neurovetenskap, C4 Forskning Carmine Belin, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a PhD student in Andrea Carmine Belin's lab where the main research
    focus is furthering the genetic knowledge regarding the mechanisms behind
    Cluster Headache and improving treatment options.
    I studied both my Bachelor and Masters in Biomedicine at Karolinska
    Institutet and got the opportunity to do two exchange terms abroad during my
    studies, at Leiden University and Trinity College Dublin. Neuroscience has
    been one of my top interests throughout my studies and through projects
    during my education I got the opportunity to research neuroinflammation in
    regards to Alzheimer’s disease and genetics behind headache disorders. I
    got the possibility to do my master thesis at Andrea Carmine Belin's lab
    where my interest for cluster headache research started and I am grateful I
    got the chance to continue this research as a PhD student where I hope our
    research can make a difference in the lives of Cluster headache patients.

    Bachelor in Biomedicine - Karolinska Institutet
    Exchange term (3rd semester) - Leiden University
    Bachelor Thesis - Trinity College Dublin
    Master in Biomedicine - Karolinska Institutet


  • The main research focus of the lab is the genetics behind primary headache
    disorder, primarily Cluster Headache. Cluster Headache is characterized by
    excruciatingly painful headache attacks which can occur between one and
    eight times a day during an active bought. There are several treatment
    options for Cluster Headache, however, the efficacy of these treatments vary
    greatly between patients and as of yet there is no cure for the disease. My
    PhD is focused on investigating the circadian nature of the disease, neuroinflammation, and the
    differences in treatment response between patients to hopefully allow for
    more knowledge regarding the optimal treatment for each patient.


  • I have tutored neurohistology for medicine, biomedicine, and dentist students. I have additionally tutored the PBL section of neurotoxicology for Masters in Toxicology students.



  • Phd Student, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 120 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2020
  • Degree Of Bachelor Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2018

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