Professor Christina Jern, MD, PhD

Christina Jern is a Professor of Neurology at the Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University and also serves as a senior consultant in Clinical Genetics at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. She is the Principal Investigator of the Sahlgrenska Academy Study on Ischaemic Stroke (SAHLSIS). Her research focuses on the importance of the hemostatic pathway for stroke occurrence and stroke outcome, and also includes molecular genetics studies. Her group is currently performing a long-term longitudinal study on ischaemic stroke, SAHLSIS Outcome, with a focus on stroke recurrence, cognition and neuroimaging. Additionally, Christina is the Chair of the steering committee of Stroke Centre West, a research centre whose main goal is to foster interdisciplinary and translational stroke research in Western Sweden, and she is a member of the Scientific Council for the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation.