Charlotte Willfors

Postdoktorala studier

Om mig

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Rare Diseases Group at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery. My research interest focus on the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders, and I am currently working on projects exploring behavioral phenotypes and brain aberrations in rare genetic syndromes with intellectual disability. 


My background is in clinical psychology. I did my psychology studies (MSc) at Lund University (2003-2008), followed by a semester working as a research assistent at the Dept of Psychology at UC Berkeley in California. I thereafter moved to Stockholm for my clinical training in Child and Youth Psychiatry, and got my psychologist license in 2009. In 2011, I joined Sven Bölte's group at the Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (KIND). My work at KIND focused on biological and behavioral markes of neurodevelopmental disorders in twins, and I finished my PhD on this topic in 2017. Currently, I am dividing my time between clinical work with neuropsychiatric assessments in children and adolescents and research on rare genetic syndromes.