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Sajedeh Eftekhari PhD

Post Doc

Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, California, USA

Sajedeh Eftekhari obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science followed by a Master’s degree in Biomedicine in 2007, at Lund University in the field of Ophthalmology. Subsequent to her studies she worked as a Medical Laboratory Scientist at the Department of Transplantation at Lund University Hospital. In 2009, she began her PhD studies at Lund University in the field of migraine research. During this time she also did an internship at the Pain and Migraine Department at Merck.

Her research focuses on the distribution of CGRP and its receptor within the trigeminovascular system and CNS in rodent, primate and human tissue. Her work also aims to explore potential sites of action of drugs inhibiting CGRP signaling. In 2013, she completed her PhD studies and currently she is a Post Doc at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she is investigating the functional roles of CGRP and PACAP in the trigeminovascular system and CNS.

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