Anna-Karin Persson PhD

Postdoctoral Associate in Neurology

Biographical Info

In 2009, I earned my Ph.D. at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, where my graduate studies were focused on mechanisms underlying nerve-injury induced chronic pain. The following year, 2010, I was awarded a two-year fellowship from the Swedish Research Council to pursue postdoctoral training in Dr. Stephen Waxman’s research group at Yale University. As a Postdoctoral researcher at Yale, I have continued and extended my work on experimental models of chronic pain and plastic molecular changes that underlie hyperactivity of the pain pathway in these models, with a special focus on voltage-gated sodium channels. My work has been focused on a set of disorders associated with chronic pain, including diabetes, nerve trauma and small fiber neuropathy.


Education & Training

M.S.
Linkoping University (2003)
Ph.D.
Karolinska Institutet (2009)
Postdoctoral Associate
Yale University, Neurology (2012 - 2013)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Yale University, Neurology (2010 - 2011)

Honors & Recognition

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2011)
    Swedish Research Council 
  • Stipend, Graduate School in Biomedicine (2003)
    Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research 

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