I am a scientist with expertise in developmental neuroscience and cell signaling. My research is focused on understanding how the brain's dopamine neurons are developing and how they are maintained in the adult brain.
The studies have particular relevance for Parkinson's disease, but the fundamental understanding of how neural stem cells are controlled is also resulting in insights relevant in cancer.
I am the director of the Ludwig Institute in Stockholm and a full professor in the department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the Karolinska Institute.I am responsible for training PhD students and postdoctorals, as well as teaching medical and doctoral students at the Karolinska Institute. I also serve on the Nobel Committee at the Karolinska Institute.
PhD, Karolinska Institute, 1991
MSc, Stockholm University, 1986
Eric K. Fernström, Young Investigator Prize, 1997
Göran Gustafsson Prize in Molecular Biology, 1999
Member of the Nobel Assembly, Karolinska Institute, 2006
Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2008