Research team

The composition of the researchers who will be part of Mission: Fight Stroke is a research dream team. In several areas of the project the KI researchers are absolute world-class. The research staff is exceptionally strong, both in terms of internationally leading basic researchers and clinical scientists.

They have the vision, knowledge and also access to the most modern technology in the form of one of the world’s most advanced clinical and

experimental vascular laboratories. KI also has the most modern MRI and CT scan equipment in Europe. Additionally, KI coordinates one of the largest databases on the effects of acute stroke treatments.

Overall, there are few in the world, if any, which are better placed than the KI for this united research approach.

Nils Wahlgren (COB), Professor of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Chief Department of Neurology, Karolinska University Hospital. Project Manager for Mission: Fight stroke.

Areas: All

Maaret Castrén, Professor and Consultant in Emergency Care, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet. Acute VO.

Areas: Find Stroke

Mia von Euler, Associate Professor and Consultant in Neurology, KI Stroke Research Network at Södersjukhuset, Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet. VO Internal Medicine.

Areas: Find Stroke, Open the Vessel, Save the Brain, Protect the Brain

Niaz Ahmed, MD, resident physician in neurology, Department of Neurology, Karolinska University Hospital.

Areas: Open the Vessel, Save the Brain, Protect the Brain

Staffan Holmin, Associate Professor of Clinical Neuroscience, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Neuroradiolog in the Department of Neuro-Radiology, Karolinska University Hospital.

Areas: Open the Vessel

Mikael Svensson, Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Karolinska University Hospital.

Areas: Open the Vessel, Save the Brain

David Nathanson, MD, Ph.D.

Specialist in internal medicine, endocrinology and diabetology

Dep. of internal medicineAreas: Save the Brain

Ulf Eriksson, Professor of Vascular Biochemistry, Department of Medical Biology and Physics, KI.

Areas: Protect the Brain

Jonas Frisén, Professor of Stem Cell Research, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet.

Areas: Secure the Future

Ulf Hedin, Professor of Experimental Vascular Surgery, Chief, Vascular Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital.

Areas: Secure the Future