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Petronella Kettunen

Researcher

Petronella Kettunen
Researcher
petronella.kettunen@gu.se

Postal Address: Su sahlgrenska, 41345 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Klin kem lab , Göteborg


Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology (More Information)
Blå stråket 15, vån 3 SU/Sahlgrenska
413 45 Göteborg
031-342 10 00

Visiting Address: Blå stråket 15, vån 3 SU/Sahlgrenska , 413 45 Göteborg

About Petronella Kettunen

Associate professor Petronella Kettunen received a PhD in medicine (Neuroscience) at the Karolinska Institutet in 2004. She is leading a research group at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, is the co-director of Centre for Cognitive Medicine, and a senior visiting researcher at University of Oxford.

Current research in the Kettunen lab:

1. Molecular and cellular mechanisms of learning and memory

We are studying the molecular and cellular events that underlie learning. To this end, we are using the zebrafish (Danio rerio) and combining transgenic and molecular methods, behavioral experiments, in vivo calcium imaging and optogenetics. To learn more about memory in fish (video in Swedish): http://www.gu.se/forskning/Forskning-pagar/Webb-tv/en_akademisk_kvart/Petronella_Kettunen

2. Pathways underlying memory impairments and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease

We are interested in understanding how the Alzheimer’s disease-related peptide, amyloid beta, is preventing memory formation in vivo. We are also studying the processes of amyloid beta-mediated neurodegeneration.

3. The role of microglia in Alzheimer’s disease

In our preparation, we are able to follow the dynamics of microglia, i.e. the immune cells of the brain. In this way, we hope to increase our understanding of the process of amyloid beta clearance and the role of inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease.

4. Neuronal networks underlying social behavior

In collaboration with the Westberg lab at Sahlgrenska Academy, we are investigating the molecular pathways and transmitter systems underlying social behavior.

Lab web page: www.kettunen.se

Twitter: kettunenlab
 

Dr Kettunen is also the initiator and organizer of the PhD student course Learning and memory – from synapses to memory tests, 3 higher education credits at University of Gothenburg. Course code SN00016.

Funding sources:

EU
•FP7

USA
•Grass Foundation

SWEDEN
•Anér Foundation
•Alzheimer foundation
•Brain Foundation
•Capio Research Foundation
•Hedström Foundation
•Hellmuth Hertz Foundation
•Iris Jonzén-Sandblom and Greta Jonzén Foundation
•Wilhelm and Martina Lundgren Foundation
•Längmanska Foundation
•Markus Borgström Foundation
•National Board of Health and Welfare
•Nilsson-Ehle donations
•O. E. and Edla Johansson Science Foundation
•Stiftelsen för Gamla Tjänarinnor
•Swedish Society for Medical Research
•Tore Nilson Foundation for Medical Research
•Torsten Söderberg Foundation
•Wenner-Gren Foundations
•Åhlén Foundation
•Åke Wiberg Foundation
 

Latest publications

Cognitive medicine - a new approach in health care science.
Anders Wallin, Petronella Kettunen, Per M Johansson, Ingibjörg H Jonsdottir, Christer Nilsson et al.
BMC psychiatry, Journal article 2018
Journal article

QKI6B mRNA levels are upregulated in schizophrenia and predict GFAP expression
B. Farnsworth, K. J. Radomska, B. Zimmermann, Petronella Kettunen, E. Jazin et al.
Brain Research, Journal article 2017
Journal article

A Genetic Variant of the Sortilin 1 Gene is Associated with Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
Carl-Henrik Andersson, Oskar Hansson, Lennart Minthon, Niels Andreasen, Kaj Blennow et al.
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Characterization and Expression of the Zebrafish qki Paralogs
Katarzyna J. Radomska, Jonathan Sager, Bryn Farnsworth, Åsa Tellgren-Roth, Giulia Tuveri et al.
PLoS ONE, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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2018

Cognitive medicine - a new approach in health care science.
Anders Wallin, Petronella Kettunen, Per M Johansson, Ingibjörg H Jonsdottir, Christer Nilsson et al.
BMC psychiatry, Journal article 2018
Journal article

2017

QKI6B mRNA levels are upregulated in schizophrenia and predict GFAP expression
B. Farnsworth, K. J. Radomska, B. Zimmermann, Petronella Kettunen, E. Jazin et al.
Brain Research, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

A Genetic Variant of the Sortilin 1 Gene is Associated with Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
Carl-Henrik Andersson, Oskar Hansson, Lennart Minthon, Niels Andreasen, Kaj Blennow et al.
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Characterization and Expression of the Zebrafish qki Paralogs
Katarzyna J. Radomska, Jonathan Sager, Bryn Farnsworth, Åsa Tellgren-Roth, Giulia Tuveri et al.
PLoS ONE, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Showing 1 - 10 of 17

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