Senior Researchers


Mikael Palner
Assoc. Prof., Univ. Southern Denmark
Dept. Neurology and Neurobiology Research Unit,
Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet,
Building 8057,
Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
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3545 4888/3545 6714

Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae

Scientific interests:

Mikael Palner, PhD, SCPM has 15 years of experience in the domain of preclinical in vivo imaging (PET/MR, fluorescence) and psychedelic research. He recently established his own research team with emphasis on preclinical functional [18F]FDG PET imaging of neuronal circuits and behavioral assessment in rats following neuromodulation and psychedelic drug actions. In 2020 he was awarded a Sapere Aude starting grant from the Danish Independent Research Foundation and in 2022 partner in a Grand Solutions grant from the Danish Innovation Fund.

He is an active public speaker on subjects related to psychiatric disease and psychedelic drugs.


2020 - Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark
2018 - 2020 Assistant Professor - Center for Translational Neuromedicine
2018 - Research Team Leader at Neurobiology Research Unit
2015 - 2018 Post.doc, Neurobiology Research Unit
2012 - 2015 Post.doc, Rao Lab, Stanford University, USA
2010 - 2011 Post.doc, Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine Laboratory, University of Copenhagen
2007 - 2010 PhD, University of Copenhagen
2005 - 2007 Research Assistant, Neurobiology Research Unit
2005 M.Sc. in Biotechnology Engineering, Technical University of Denmark



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