Dr. Gonçalo Castelo-Branco PhD, BSc
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm | Sweden

Gonçalo Castelo-Branco is currently an Associate Professor of Neurobiology at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Castelo-Branco received his PhD in Medical Biochemistry in 2005, at the Karolinska Institutet, working on development of dopaminergic neurons and neural stem differentiation. He completed post-doctoral fellowships first at the Karolinska Institutet and then at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, working in neural and pluripotent stem cells and chromatin.  After receiving an assistant professor grant from the Swedish Research Council, he started his research group in 2012 at Karolinska Institutet, focusing on the epigenetic mechanisms regulating the epigenetic states of oligodendrocyte (OL) lineage cells in the context of multiple sclerosis (MS). His research group integrates leading-edge transcriptomic and epigenomic technologies and animal models of disease, among other techniques, to study the mouse and human OL lineage biology during development and in MS. Dr. Castelo-Branco has received many prestigious awards and grants, including the 100 years’ Jubileum Prize of the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF), and research grants from the European Research Council and Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, among others.