Per Svenningsson, MD, PhD

Karolinska Institute

Per Svenningsson, MD, PhD, completed his MD and PhD at the Karolinska Institutet and was then a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Paul Greengard at The Rockefeller University. He is Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institutet and consultant neurologist at the Karolinska University hospital. He has developed a translational research program investigating pathogenic mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) using genetic and viral-based animal models. At Karolinska University hospital, he cares for patients with PD in a weekly movement disorders clinic. Dr. Svenningsson also collects biospecimens, including cerebrospinal fluid, and performs clinical trials to slow down PD progression.  He is chairman of the Basic Science special interest group of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. He is a member of the Nobel Assembly awarding the annual Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.