President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2018-2021, third vice president 2015-2018, member of the Academy since 2007. Chair of the International Committee of the Academy 2018-2021, chair of the Education Committee of the Academy 2015-2018.
Professor of molecular cell biology at Uppsala University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, since 1994.
Research on neurobiology, endocrinology, pharmacology, cell biology and evolution. Studies of the evolution of vertebrate gene families involved in learning & memory, vision, appetite regulation and general neurobiology and endocrinology. Have published over 180 original articles and over 50 review articles. Have published over 50 popular science articles.
President of the Swedish Skeptic Society 1998-2004, board member 1997-2018 (this is a non-profit association with the aim to increase public understanding of science and scientific methods and to debunk pseudoscience). Especially interested in pseudoscience in alternative medicine.
Member of the Swedish Research Council's Expert Committee for investigation of research misconduct 2002-2010.