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VFC Science Voices from Home: Sweden

Special Event: Informational Session

Sep 01, 2022

This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

Interested in career opportunities abroad? Ever thought about getting a research position in Sweden after your postdoc at the NIH? Ever wondered how to search for a job opportunity in Sweden? Here is a chance to get some answers and advice from NIH Alumni Silvia Preite and Antonio Rothfuchs, and Ulla Tunkara from the Karolinska Institute. The NIH Visiting Fellows' Committee is hosting this Information Session via a webinar.

To attend, please register using the following link:

Dr. Silvia Preite obtained her Ph.D. in Basic and Applied Immunology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy. She carried out her Ph.D. research at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in Bellinzona, Switzerland. Subsequently, she joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Pam Schwartzberg (NHGRI/NIAID). Over the years, she studied autoimmune and inflammatory diseases through animal models and translational works on human samples, dissecting cellular and molecular pathogenesis and how genetic variants affect the immune system. She has a passion for global health and writes science communication essays for the NIH "Science Policy for All" blog. She is currently Associate Director at AstraZeneca, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Dr. Antonio Rothfuchs: I received my PhD from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (2004) and moved to Bethesda to do my postdoc with Dr. Alan Sher at the Immunobiology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases (LPD), NIAID, where I studied immune responses to mycobacteria (2004-2009). After my postdoc I returned to Karolinska Institutet where I have been running my research group for many years. I became Associate Professor of Immunology in 2014 and Director of the BSL3 core at Karolinska's Biomedicum building in 2019.

Ulla Tunkara works as International Coordinator at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. She is responsible for International Staff Services at the institute, coordinator of the Working Group on Migration Issues in the Swedish EURAXESS network and a member of EURAXESS expert group on entry conditions.