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Karin Dalene Skarping, PhD student

In May 2022, Karin Dalene Skarping started her PhD studies in TNU supervised by Prof. Åsa Petersén. The overall aim of the PhD project is to study genetic mechanisms that may modify the disease course and pathology of Huntington disease. One of her current research projects is aimed to examine associations between germline pathogenic variants in mismatch-repair (MMR) genes and CAG-repeats in HTT, and how errors in MMR-genes effect somatic CAG-repeat expansions. Karin has received ST-ALF 2023-2026.


2022 - current: PhD studies in Neuroscience, Lund university, Lund, Sweden. 
Title: The role of DNA mismatch repair genes for Huntington disease.
Thesis Supervisors: Åsa Petersén MD PhD, Lund University, and Samuel Gebre-Medhin, MD PhD, Lund University.

2008 - 2013: Medical programme, Medical Faculty, Lund University, Sweden.

2009: Psychology: General Course Lund University, Lund University, Sweden.

2007: Internet Based Introduction to Law w Multimedia Lectures, Lund University, Sweden.

2003 - 2005: (not completed) Master of Science in Engineering, Engineering Nanoscience, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Lund University, Sweden.


2019 - current: Resident in Clinical Genetics, Department of Clinical Genetics, Pathology, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.

2017- 2019: Assistant physician, Department of Clinical Genetics, Pathology, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.

2017: Assistant physician, Department of Neurology, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.

2013 - 2017: Internship, Region Skåne, Hässleholm Hospital, Hässleholm, Sweden.


Dalene Skarping K, Arning L, Petersén Å, Nguyen HP and Gebre-Medhin S.
Attenuated huntingtin gene CAG nucleotide repeat size in individuals with Lynch syndrome.
Sci Rep. 2024;14(1):4300. Published 2024 Feb 21. doi:10.1038/s41598-024-54277-5.

Dalene Skarping K, Petersén Å and Gebre-Medhin S. 
Huntingtin gene CAG repeat size in patients with Lynch syndrome.
medRxiv 2022.05.28.22275723;

Karin Dalene Skarping

E-mail: Karin [dot] Dalene_Skarping [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Karin[dot]Dalene_Skarping[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Lund University
Translational Neuroendocrinology Research Unit
Klinikgatan 32
221 84 Lund