Associate professor and senior clinical lecturer. Research group leader. Consultant in Psychiatry at Psykiatri Nordväst.
Medical degree, Uppsala University, 1999
Licence to practice medicine, 2002
PhD, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2008
Specialist in General Psychiatry, 2009
The main objective of my research group is to find brain biomarkers for psychiatric disorders, to enable new diagnostic tools and treatment approaches. The main focus is the assessment of neuroinflammation and brain neurotransmission in patients with early stage schizophrenia using Positron Emission Tomography (PET). I am the principal investigator of the Karolinska Schizophrenia Project, which is a large collaboration between key research groups at KI, as well as four different clinics in Stockholm County (Psykiatri Nordväst, PRIMA (Nordöst), Norra Stockholms Psykiatri, Södra Stockholms psykiatri). Ongoing PET projects also include precinical studies in rodents, as well as methodological developments i to improve reliability and sensitivity in clinical studies.
Responsible for psychiatry course at Solna for medical students.