Published: 2021-07-08 13:48 | Updated: 2021-07-13 14:32

This spring's new research group leader at NVS

In addition to Joana Pereira at the Division of Clinical Geriatrics, four more people have been appointed as new research group leaders at NVS during the spring. They are Debora Rizzuto, Weili Xu, Grégoria Kalpouzos and Amaia Calderon Larrañaga, all from the Division of Aging Research Center (ARC).

Here are some voices:

Research group leader Weili Xu, ARC, NVS. Photo: Maria Yohuang.

Weili XI

  1. When did you start as a research group leader? 
    From February 2021
     
  2. What is your research group’s focus? 
    Cardiometabolic diseases (CMDs) and Nutrition on health and brain aging and pathologies.
     
  3. Who are part of your research group?
    Ying Shang, Jie Guo, Abigail Dove and Johan Fastbom
     
  4. What are you most looking forward to in your new role?
    Lead our group to conduct high quality research.
Research group leader Grégoria Kalouzos, ARC, NVS. Photo: Private.

Grégoria Kalouzos

  1. When did you start as a research group leader? 
    April 1, 2021
     
  2. What is your research group’s focus? 
    On a broad level, our focus is two-fold: (1) Identify the structural, molecular and functional brain correlates of age-related changes in motor and cognitive performance; (2) Uncover genetic and lifestyle determinants of age-related brain changes. On a more specific level, we are currently investigating the role of brain iron accumulation in cognitive aging. 
     
  3. Who are part of your research group?
    At the moment, we are 3 persons: Farshad Falahati (Research Engineer), Jonatan Gustavsson (PhD student) and me. We interact with the other groups of the ARC Division to provide support at the neuroimaging level, and we also have strong collaborations with Umeå University.
     
  4. What are you most looking forward to in your new role?
    I am looking forward to develop the group in an optimal work environment, and further increase interactions with other research groups at the local, national and international levels. The ambition with our research is to contribute to a better health, notably in aging individuals.

 

Research group leader Amaia Calderon Larrañaga, ARC, NVS. Photo: Maria Yohuang.

Amaia Calderon Larrañaga

  1. When did you start as a research group leader? 
    In May 2021.
     
  2. What is your research group’s focus? 
    Research field: life-long determinants of multimorbidity and frailty and their consequences in older age. 
     
  3. Who are part of your research group?
    Group members: 2 assistant professors (including myself), 2 postdocs, 2 PhD students, 2 research assistants with backgrounds in medicine, pharmacy, public health, and biostatistics.
     
  4. What are you most looking forward to in your new role?
    To continue contributing to the scientific, pedagogic, and social environment within my group and, more generally, at the Aging Research Center.