PhD, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Prof. Camilla Svensson received her Ph.D in 2005 from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) on work focused on spinal mechanisms of pain transmission. In 2008, after post-doctoral work in rheumatology at UCSD she moved to the Karolinska Institutet where she today is Professor in Cellular and Molecular Pain Physiology. Prof. Svensson leads a team exploring pain mechanisms in rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, utilizing both established and new models of these diseases as well as patient samples. Current projects are centered on the role of autoantibodies in rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia pain. Furthermore, her team is exploring how altered bone metabolism and activation of glial cells contribute to pain chronicity. Dr. Svensson is funded by both the Swedish and European Research Council, the Lundblad family foundation and she has received several prestigious awards including the Wallenberg Academy Fellow and Scholar Awards and the Ragnar Söderberg Award in Medicine.