Short CV/Education and training

Current position

  • 2011 – 2018
    Research assistant position funded by the Swedish Research Council and Uppsala University, Department of Neuroscience, developmental genetics, Uppsala University

Previous positions

  • 1998 – 1998
    Astra Hässle AB, Mölndal. Bioanalytical chemistry. Project work on hydrolysis and solid-phase extraction of isoprostanes: potential biomarkers for aterosclerosis.

  • 1996 – 1997
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical epidemiology and Uppsala University, Department of Cancer Epidemiology. Project assistant in Breast and Testis cancer research projects

Qualification required for appointment as a docent

  • 2012
    Associate Professor in Pharmacology, Medical faculty, Uppsala University, Reviewed by Professor Christopher Fowler at the Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience, Umeå University

Postdoctoral position

  • 2007 – 2011
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University and exchange with the Molecular Nociception group at University College London. PIs: Associate Prof. Klas Kullander and Professor John Wood. Funded by the Swedish Lundbeck foundation, the Swedish Brain Foundation, the Swedish Society for Medical Research, the Royal Academy of Sciences and Uppsala University

  • 2006
    Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University. PI: Professor Helgi Schiöth

Doctoral degree

  • 2006
    Medical faculty, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University. Title of thesis: Classification, Evolution, Pharmacology and Structure of G protein-coupled Receptors. Supervisor: Professor Helgi Schiöth. Opponent: Professor Anthony Harmar, University of Edinburgh

Higher education qualification

  • 2002
    Master in Pharmaceutical biosciences, Pharmacy faculty, Uppsala University

Selected publications

  • Nick J Spencer#, Elín I Magnúsdóttir#, Jon Jakobsson, Garreth Kesttel, Bao Nan Chen, David Morris, Simon J Brookes, Malin C Lagerström. CGRPα within the Trpv1-Cre population contributes to visceral nociception. # shared, Accepted, American Journal of Physiology, GI section

  • Aresh B, Freitag FB, Perry S, Blumel E, Lau J, Franck MCM, Lagerström MC. Spinal cord interneurons expressing the gastrin releasing peptide receptor convey itch through VGLUT2-mediated signaling. Pain. 2017 May;158(5):945-961.

  • Viereckel T, Dumas S, Smith-Anttila CJ, Vlcek B, Bimpisidis Z, Lagerström MC, Konradsson-Geuken Å, Wallén-Mackenzie Å. Midbrain Gene Screening Identifies a New Mesoaccumbal Glutamatergic Pathway and a Marker for Dopamine Cells Neuroprotected in Parkinson's Disease. Sci Rep. 2016 Oct 20;6:35203.

  • Rogoz# K, Aresh# B, Freitag FB, Pettersson H, Magnúsdóttir EI, Ingwall LL, Andersen HH, Franck MCM, Nagaraja C, Kullander K, Lagerström MC. Identification of a neuronal receptor controlling anaphylaxis. Cell Rep. 2015 Dec 29. pii: S2211-1247(15)01457-6.

  • Rogoz K, Stjärne L, Kullander K, Lagerström MC. VGLUT2 controls heat and punctuate hyperalgesia associated with nerve injury via TRPV1-Cre primary afferents. PLoS One. 2015 Jan 23;10(1):e0116568.

  • Rogoz K, Andersen HH, Lagerström MC# and Kullander K#. Multimodal use of calcitonin gene-related Peptide and substance p in itch and acute pain uncovered by the elimination of vesicular glutamate transporter 2 from transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily v member 1 neurons.

    J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 15;34(42):14055-68. #shared.

  • Caruso V, Lagerström MC, Olszewski PK, Fredriksson R, Schiöth HB. Synaptic changes induced by melanocortin signalling. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2014 Feb;15(2):98-110.


Selected projects

  • Neuronal networks of pain and itch

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • The Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain

  • Section editor at the Scandinavian Journal of Pain

  • The International Association for the Study of Pain

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Teaching, management


Other activities and achievements/family

  • Outdoor activities (running, biking, gardening)


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