Anna-Karin Persson PhD

Postdoctoral Associate in Neurology

Departments & Organizations

Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research

Neurology


Research Interests

Chronic pain, peripheral nerve injury, axonal damage, neurodegeneration, plasticity, sensory disorders, glial cells


Education

  • M.S., Linkoping University, 2003
  • Ph.D., Karolinska Institutet, 2009

Selected Publications

  • Persson AK, Liu S, Faber CG, Merkies IS, Black JA, Waxman SG. Neuropathy-associated Nav1.7 variant I228M impairs integrity of DRG neuron axons. Ann. Neurol. 2013. 73(1):140-5
  • Faber CG, Lauria G, Merkies IS, Cheng X, Han C, Ahn HS, Persson AK, Hoeijmakers JG, Gerrits MM, Pierro T, Lombardi R, Kapetis D, Dib-Hajj SD, Waxman SG. Gain-of-function Nav1.8 mutations in painful neuropathy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012. 109(47):19444-9
  • Tan AM, Samad OA, Fischer TZ, Zhao P, Persson AK, Waxman SG. Maladaptive dendritic spine remodeling contributes to diabetic neuropathic pain. J Neurosci. 2012. 32(20):6795-807

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