Dr. Bianka Karshikoff PhD

Department of Clinical Neuroscience
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm | Sweden

Dr. Bianka Karshikoff is an Associate Professor at the University of Stavanger (UiS), working in the field of psychoneuroimmunology, with a focus on inflammation in chronic pain. During her doctoral work at Karolinska Institutet, she used human experimental inflammatory models to understand how inflammation affects the perception of pain, subjective mood, and brain function. She conducted her postdoctoral studies at Stanford University School of Medicine, focusing on blood biomarkers in clinical pain populations. She is currently investigating the effects of low-grade inflammation in different chronic pain populations, focusing on inflammatory biomarkers and psychological comorbidity.