CURRENT LAB MEMBERS

JENS HJERLING LEFFLER

Associate professor and group leader
+46 8 52486974
jens.hjerling-leffler@ki.se
PhD 2006, Karolinska Institutet
Twitter: @HjerlingLeffler

AISHA AHMED

Research administrator
aisha.ahmed@ki.se
PhD 2010, Karolinska Institutet

LISA BAST

Postdoctoral fellow
lisa.bast@ki.se
PhD 2021, Technical University Munich
MSc 2014, Technical University Munich
BSc 2011, Koblenz University of Applied Sciences

HAYLEY FRENCH

PhD student
hayley.french@ki.se
MSc 2020, Karolinska Institutet
BSc 2018, University of Toronto

LYNN GEYER

Research assistant
lynn.yintao.geyer@stud.ki.se

ELIN GRUYTERS

Postdoctoral fellow
elin.gruyters@ki.se
PhD 2020, Stockholm University
CivEng 2009 Royal Insitute of Technology.

FATIMA MEMIC

Research coordinator
fatima.memic@ki.se
PhD 2012, Uppsala University.

KASRA NIKOUEI

PhD student
kasra.nikouei@ki.se
MD 2017, Karolinska Institutet

PAUL STÜMPGES

MD research student
paul.stumpges@gmail.com
MD 2021, Heidelburg University

MILDA VALIUKONYTE

PhD student
milda.valiukonyte@ki.se
MSc 2019, Royal Institute of Technology (with Karolinska Insitutet and Stockholm University)
BSc 2017, Vilnius University.

ALUMNI

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

TANJA BHUIYAN

Currently postdoc at the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK), Freiburg, Germany.
t.bhuiyan@dkfz-heidelberg.de

CLAIRE FOLDI

Currently group leader at Monash University, Australia.
Foldi lab webpage
claire.foldi@monash.edu

EZEQUIEL GOLDSCHMIDT

Previous Van Wagenen fellow in the lab, currently neurosurgeon and assistant professor at UCSF, USA.
ezegold@gmail.com

JOSÉ A. MARTÍNEZ-LÓPEZ

Currently postdoc at Lund university, Sweden.
joseamartinezlopez@gmail.com

ANA B. MUÑOZ-MANCHADO

Currently group leader at University of Cádiz/INiBICA, Spain.
ana.munoz.manchado@ki.se
ana.munoz@uca.es

NATHAN SKENE

Currently group leader at Imperial College London, UK.
Skene lab webpage
n.skene@imperial.ac.uk

PhD STUDENTS

CAROLINA BENGTSSON GONZALES

Thesis: Electrophysiological and Molecular Diversity of Forebrain Interneurons.
bengtssongonzales@gmail.com

HERMANY MUNGUBA

Currently postdoc at Cornell University, USA.
Thesis: On GABAergic interneurons diversity and maturation
hermanymv@gmail.com

MASTER STUDENTS AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

BO BEKKOUCHE

Previous master student in the lab, currently PhD-student at Lund University, Sweden.
bo.bekkouche@biol.lu.se

JENNY GEHLEN

Previous research assistant in the lab, currently PhD-student at King's College, UK.
jenny.gehlen@kcl.ac.uk

SABINE GNODDE

Previous master student in the lab.
sabine.gnodde@hotmail.com

MARLA HERR

Previous master student in the lab.
marla-katharina@gmx.de

ALEXANDRA KOUZNETSOVA

Previous project student and research assistant in the lab, currently veterinary student at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

ROGER LAKTENA

Previous research assistant in the lab, currently clinically active as a dentist in Stockholm, Sweden.

MARLENA LÜBKE

Previous master student in the lab, currently PhD-student at Friedrich Miescher Institute, Germany.
marlena.luebke@fmi.ch

STEPHAN NILSSON

Previous project student and research assistant in the lab, currently clinically active as a medical doctor at Sankt Göran's hospital in Stockholm.
nilsson.stephan@gmail.com

POLINA OBERST

Previous master student in the lab, currently postdoc at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA.
oberstp@mskcc.org

AMPARO ROIG ADAM

Previous master student in the lab, currently PhD student at Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands.
a.roigadam@vu.nl