Per Svenningsson

Karolinska Institutet, Sweden


Per Svenningsson was born in Lund, Sweden, in 1968. He received the medical degree and the Ph.D. degree from the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, in 1996 and 1998, respectively. From 1999 to 2002, Svenningsson was a Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Professor at the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Rockefeller University, NY, USA. Since 2002, he has been an Associate Professor at the Karolinska Institutet and since 2005 also working as a Neurologist at the Movement Disorder Unit at the Karolinska University Hospital. He is mainly interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease with an emphasis on nonmotor symptomatology, particularly depression. Svenningsson is performing both preclinical studies using animal models and clinical research. Svenningsson is also an Expert in neuropharmacology and is a Member of the scientific advisory panel of the European Council of Neuropsychopharmacology. He gave the Lowenthal lecture in 2008. He is an Editorial Member in the Journal of Molecular Neuroscience and Frontiers of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Biography Updated on 26 April 2017

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