Dr. Marie Carlén is an associate professor and group leader at the Department of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Marie received her Ph.D. in medicine from Karolinska Institutet in 2005. Her doctoral studies were conducted in the laboratory of Professor Jonas Frisén and focused on stem cells and neurogenesis in the adult brain and spinal cord. Marie went to Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT), Boston, for postdoc studies in the laboratory of Professor Li-Huei Tsai at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. During her postdoc Marie investigated how the activity of inhibitory interneurons expressing parvalbumin (PV) relate to cortical oscillatory activities and cognitive functions.
In 2010 Marie was recruited back to Karolinska Institutet, and her laboratory is investigating cellular and circuit underpinning of cognition and psychiatry, with a strong focus on inhibitory neurons.