Mathias Toft was born in Lørenskog, Norway, in 1974. He studied medicine at the University of Tübingen in Germany and graduated in 2001. After initial clinical training, Toft undertook a Ph.D. program in neurosciene at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. In 2005, he completed two years of training as a Visiting Scientist in Professor Matthew Farrer’s group at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, United States. His Ph.D. thesis on genetic studies in Parkinson’s disease was defended in 2007. Since 2006, Toft has been working at the Department of Neurology, Oslo University Hospital, Norway where he is currently consultant and senior researcher. His main research interests are related to the causes and treatment of movement disorders, in particular the genetic causes of Parkinson’s disease and the effects of deep brain stimulation. Toft has received several national awards for his research. He also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of PLoS One and Case Reports in Neurological Medicine.
Biography Updated on 23 June 2013