Funda Orhan

I had the opportunity to work under Professor Erhardt’s guidance for my PhD degree from 2013-2018 at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. My main research interest involves the role of the immune system in developing neuropsychiatric disorders. As part of my PhD work, I have investigated peripheral and central immunological markers, immune cells, neurotransmitters, amino acids and their relationship with the symptoms of schizophrenia from first-episode psychosis patients and healthy controls.