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Staff at the department of Integrative Medical Biology

The department has about 90 people employed as teachers, researchers, post docs, doctoral students and administrative/technical staff.


Alireza Salami, assistant professor
Ana Virel, senior research engineer
Anders Lundquist, other position

I'm senior lecturer at the Department of Statistics most of the time, for the remaining part i work as statistician at UFBI.

Anders Öhman, senior lecturer (associate professor)
André Lundgren, doctoral student

Working in the group of neural repair and cellular therapy, focusing on visualizing damaged peripheral nerves using DTI and OPT. 

Andy Wallman, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Anita Dreyer-Perkiömäki, human resources administrator

HR responsible.

Anushree Tripathi, senior research engineer (absent)
Aurelie Fontan, senior research assistant
Carl-Johan Boraxbekk, other position

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging

Chengjuan Qu, other position

Senior researcher Chengjuan Qu

Christopher Fowler, professor

N-Acylethanolamines (NAE) are a family of lipids found in the body. Our research concerns whether NAE turnover is dysfunctional in illness, and whether it can be targeted for drug development

Daniel Säfström, assistant professor, resident physician
Elin Larsson, senior research engineer
Elise Koch, doctoral student
Eva Sönnerstam, doctoral student
Ewa Jarocka, senior research engineer
Fahad Sultan, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Farhan Khalid Shah, senior research assistant

My research focuses on neuromuscular damage by vibrations due to snoring or occupational use of instruments along with factors enhancing healing process. We utilize human biopsies and cultured cells.

Filip Grill, research student

Working with MRI and PET brain imaging, as well as data from the Human Connectome Project. Especially interessted in the dopamine system.

Frida Olofsson, financial administrator
George Samrani, senior research assistant
Greger Orädd, other position

I'm working with physics-related aspects of nuclear magnetic resonance, quality control and data processing of magnetic resonance imaging of the brain.

Gunnar Tiger, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Gustav Andersson, assistant professor, resident physician
Göran Dahlgren, IT systems administrator
Hanna Nord, senior research engineer
Helena Norberg, adjunct associate professor
Hudson Pace, senior research engineer (absent)
Iwan Jones, research fellow
Jarkko Johansson, postdoctoral position
Jingxia Liu, senior research engineer
Johan Eriksson, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Johan Zakrisson, senior research engineer
Jonas Kindstedt, doctoral student
Jonas von Hofsten, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Jonathan Gilthorpe, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Juan Jiang, assistant professor
Juha Piltti, doctoral student
Juha Prittinen, postdoctoral fellow
Kamil Antos, system developer
Kristin Nordin, postdoctoral fellow
Lars Jonasson, postdoctoral fellow

I'm working at UFBI in the Rieckmann lab where I use brain imaging, incl. both PET and MRI, to gain knowledge about aging processes, cognition, and neuroplasticity in humans.

Lars Nyberg, professor

Lars Nyberg serves as Professor of Neuroscience and director of Umeå Center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI). He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Linda Rankin, doctoral student
Ludmila Novikova, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Ludvig Backman, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Functional Anatomy

Madlen Hubert, senior research assistant (absent)
Maria Sjölander, other position

Teaches scientific evaluation of medicines, mainly in the pharmacy programs. 
Research on the use of medicine and the effects of medicine use in populations.

Martin Bäckström, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Micael Andersson, senior research engineer
Michael Druzin, senior research engineer
Mikael Stiernstedt, research engineer

I am the lab manager at UFBI as well as project assistant for the Betula project.

Mikael Wiberg, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician
Mikko Lammi, professor

Investigations on cartilage tissue engineering and endemic osteochondropathy, Kashin-Beck disease

Mona Lindström, senior research engineer (absent)
Mona Svensson, biomedical technician
Mridula Muppavarapu, postdoctoral position, senior research assistant
Nils Dennhag, doctoral student
Nina Karalija, senior research engineer
Paolo Lorenzon, senior research assistant
Paolo Medini, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Patrik Appelblad, adjunct associate professor
Patrik Danielson, professor, senior consultant (attending) physician

M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Paul Kingham, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Per Petersson, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Per Stål, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Docent Per Stål works as an associate professor in anatomy. His research is focused on cellular and molecular changes in healthy and diseased muscles and nerves.

Per Utsi, research engineer (absent)
Petra Sandberg, postdoctoral position

My main research area is mnemonic training across the lifespan. I am also involved in projects regarding human olfaction.

Peyman Kelk, associate professor, senior consultant dentist
Rebecka Wiberg, other position, senior research assistant
Richard Lundmark, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Robin Pedersen, research student, doctoral student
Roger Widmark, IT systems administrator
Roine El-Habta, doctoral student
Sara af Bjerkén, assistant professor, resident physician
Sara Pudas, research fellow

My research focuses on cognitive and brain aging.

Sara Wilson, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Sofia Mattsson, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Stig Jacobsson, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Tetiana Gorbach, postdoctoral fellow
Thomas Heidler, senior research engineer
Tiziana Pedale, postdoctoral fellow
Tomas Mediavilla, research student, doctoral student
Ulrika Pettersson Kymmer, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Xin Zhou, senior research assistant
Yngve Lindström, senior consultant