About me

Associate Professor in Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Unit of Metals and Health.

Research description

The overall aim of the research in my research group is to increase the knowledge about how early-life exposure to environmental pollutants, especially metals like cadmium, can affect child health and development. We also study the role of essential trace elements and other nutrients (e.g. selenium and iodine) and whether interactions may occur with different toxic elements. This is achieved by combining epidemiological- and mechanistic studies within several different mother-child cohorts. Metals and other trace elements are mainly measured using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), which enables high-throughput analyses of multiple elements in the low-dose range. Effect biomarkers are measured with several different molecular techniques.


PhD in Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2009.

MSc in Toxicology, Karolinska Institutet, 2004.