Anders Borgkvist is Assistant Professor at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. He graduated from Karolinska and then did his postdoctoral work at Columbia University. Anders is broadly interested in basal ganglia-mediated behaviors and has published papers dealing with addictive drugs, antipsychotic therapy, and Parkinson's disease. Anders has specialized in synaptic physiology and uses a combination of imaging and electrophysiological approaches to understand symptoms in basal ganglia disorders from the level of individual synapses to network function.
Emanuela Santini is Assistant Professor at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, and joint Principal Investigator. Following undergraduate training at La Sapienza, Rome, she obtained her PhD from the Karolinska Institutet. After completed postdoctoral studies at the New York University, she accepted a tenure track position at Columbia University. Emanuela is interested in genetic models of autism and her research focuses on translational regulation in neurons, during different developmental stages.
Clarissa Anna Pisanò
Clarissa obtained her PhD from the University of Ferrara. Her research interests revolve around the question how dysfunctions in the striatum causes stereotypic and perservatory behavior in psychiatric disease and Autism spectrum disorder? Clarissa uses genetic models, behavioral analysis, and biochemical techniques to identify the molecular basis for behavioral alterations in Autism.
Josep Carbonell Roig
Josep did his undergraduate studies at Karolinska Institutet. His research aims at investigating dopamine's role in Autism. He measures sub-second dopamine release with fast scan cyclic voltammetry and biosensors in brain slices and combine recordings with optogenetics in specific cell populations.
Maya has a Masters degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical technology from the University of Ferrara. Her project aims at understanding how the function of Substantia nigra reticulata is altered in Parkinson's disease. Maya uses brain slice electrophysiology, optogenetics, and various biochemical techniques in her work.
Alina obtained her Masters degree in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh and then joined Peter Kind and David Wyllie's labs at the same institute. Alina is interested in how translation controls synaptic plasticity in basal ganglia projection neurons. She performs patch clamp electrophysiology in brain slices from genetic models of Autism, including eIF4E transgenic mice.
Veronica Cartocci, Postdoc, 2018-2021
Adelina Vikström, Master student, 2022
Yolanda Cordova Delgado, Internship, 2022