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Treating the newborn brain


Principal Investigator: Carina Mallard

It is now well known that inflammatory reactions in the neonatal period may lead to brain damage, which in turn causes developmental and neurological disabilities such as cerebral palsy. A particularly vulnerable group is children who are born prematurely, where treatment is missing today.

The overall goal of our research is to understand how different mechanisms lead to brain damage and to develop neuroprotective therapies. We have recently discovered that a new class of compounds that affect the innate immune system has good protective ability in newborn mice with brain injury. By increasing our understanding of how inflammation affects damage in the immature brain, we hope that our studies will eventually lead to new treatments this vulnerable population.

Research projects are supported by:

  • Swedish Research Council
  • Swedish Brain Foundation
  • ALF/LUA
  • VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Grant
  • Torsten Söderberg Foundation
  • Swedish Society for Medical Research
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Carina Mallard

Principal Investigator, Professor
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E-mail: carina.mallard@neuro.gu.se
Phone: +46 (0)31-786 3498 or +46 (0)705-631004
Postal and visiting addresses

Group members

Joakim Ek
Associate senior lecturer

Jacqueline Lai
Postdoctoral research fellow, Marie Curie Fellow

Pernilla Svedin
Postdoctoral research fellow

Veronika Golubinskaya
Postdoctor

Maryam Ardalan
Postdoc

Gagandeep Singh Mallah
Postdoc

Tetyana Chumak
Postdoc

Amin Mottahedin
Doctoral student

Page Manager: Annie Sundling|Last update: 5/17/2017
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