Reidun Torp, born in 1955, is Senior Scientist at the Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience (CMBN), a Norwegian Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo. Torp graduated with M.S. degree from the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, in 1991, and in 1995 she obtained her Ph.D. at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. From 1997 to 1999 she worked as a visiting scientist at the Institute of Brain Aging and Dementia, University of California, Irvine. After her return to Norway, Torp established a research group focusing on Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. She was affiliated with the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, and then with CMBN, after inception of the latter in 2002. Her publication list includes more than 40 articles in international peer reviewed journals and several book chapters. Torp has extensive experience as an educator of medical students and as mentor of graduate students, and has been active in supervising visiting PhD students. She has been instrumental in the planning and organizing of a number of international meetings, and is an active science communicator and aims to promote science and higher education.
Biography Updated on 5 September 2011