About me

I received my Ph.D. in Molecular Pathology in 2005 from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) on work focused on spinal mechanisms of pain transmission. I then undertook post-doctoral work centered on inhibitory regulation of intracellular signaling in rheumatoid arthritis at the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at UCSD. I was recruited to the Karolinska Institutet, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, where I today is a Professor in cellullar and molecular pain physiology leading a research team exploring pain mechanisms in rheumatic disease. Our work is focused on the role of arthritis and autoantibodies and associated inflammatory and non-inflammatory processes in persistent pain. I am specifically interested in the effect these have on bone cells and glial cells in the communication with the sensory nervous system. Our work is funded by the Swedish Research Council, the European Commission and the Family Lundblad foundation 

Academic honours, awards and prizes

  • Early Career Award, International Association for the Study of Pain (2009)
  • Future Research Leader, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (2011)
  • Ragnar Söderberg Fellow in Medicine (2012)
  • Wallenberg Academy Fellow (2012)
  • Member of the Young Academy of Sweden (2013-2018) http://www.sverigesungaakademi.se/