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Jeanette Tour

PhD Student

About me

I am a doctoral student in Eva Koseks group at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience. In parallell to this I am a physician (MD) working as a resident oncologist at the Blekinge Hospital in Karlskrona. 

Research description

My doctoral project aims to increase the understanding of underlying pathophysiological mechanisms involved in the regulation of pain, with a specific focus on chronic pain, where endogenous pain modulation is dysfunctional. We use methods to assess pain modulation (exercise-induced hypoalgesia and conditioned pain modulation), assessments of neural processing (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) as well as psychological evaluations and relate them to genetic variants involved in opioid- and serotonergic transmission in chronic pain patients and healthy controls. The work surrounds the hypothesis of aberrant central mechanisms being involved the chronification of pain with a focus on opioid and serotonergic brain signaling.

Education

2011-2017 Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Medical School

2007-2010 University of Nevada, Reno, USA, Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2017 Highly commended poster presentation. Congress of European Pain Federation, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015 Highly commended winner in the Undergraduate Awards, Dublin, Ireland

2008, 2009 University of Nevada Athletics Academic Award, Reno, USA