Marc Guitart-Masip

Marc Guitart-Masip

Principal Researcher | Docent
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18 A, 17165 Solna
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 ARC Psykologi Laukka, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an associate professor at the Aging Research Center, Karolinska
    Institute, Sweden where I have established myself as an independent
    scientist. In parallel I work as a consultant psychiatrist at the Affective
    disorder unit at Psykiatri Nordväst, Stockholm, Sweden. I graduated in
    medicine in 2002 at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and obtained a PhD in
    Neuroscience at the same university in 2006. During my PhD, I performed
    experiments in the field of Behavioral and Molecular Pharmacology using
    animal models of vulnerability to addiction. After obtaining a PhD,
    my interests expanded to Cognitive Neuroscience and between 2008 and 2012
    I was a postdoctoral fellow first at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
    and thereafter at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, at University
    College London (UCL).
    PhD prize of excellence (Premi extraordinari de final de doctorat), awarded
    by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
    University Medical Degree
    PhD in Neuroscience


  • I combine behavioral approaches, computational modeling, pharmacological
    manipulations, and imaging techniques such as fMRI and PET. I
    have currently two main research interests: First, to understand the role
    of neuromodulators like dopamine and serotonin in motivational process and
  • Second, to understand how subjective beliefs about the
    controllability of the environment impact reward learning and decision
    making. My previous research has focused on the study of healthy volunteers,
    but I am currently planning new experiments to study the relationship
    between the cognitive functions underlying decision-making abilities and the
    expression of depression in psychiatric patients.


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  • Principal Researcher, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2018

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