• 100 % of the donations allocated to ALS research
• 5 calls for projetcs
• 29 teams funded
• 4 millions Euros for the first four calls for projects
Dr Eva Hedlund, PhD
is an associate professor of Neurobiology at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
Dr Hedlund received her PhD from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, in 2000. Thereafter she conducted postdoctoral research regarding spinal cord development and spinal cord injury at the University of California Los Angeles, USA. In 2002 (until 2007) she joined the Center for Neuroregeneration Research at Harvard Medical School, MA, USA to work on stem cell therapies for ALS and Parkinson’s disease, initially as a postdoctoral fellow and later on as junior faculty.
Dr. Hedlund is an editorial board member of the Open Journal of Neuroscience and an ad hoc reviewer for over 15 different scientific journals. She is a course director for graduate student courses regarding “Stem Cells, Neurodegenerative Diseases and Regenerative Medicine” at the Karolinska Institutet.
Her current work focuses on stem cell approaches to understand motor neuron development and disease, as well as molecular analyses to investigate the processes that make certain populations of motor neurons more resistant and others more vulnerable to degeneration in ALS.