Novin Balafkan Postdoctoral fellowship, Haukeland University Hospital, Forskningsavdelingen, divisjon psykisk helsevern.
Education 2018-2021 Postdoctoral fellowship, Haukeland University Hospital, Norway Developing a stem cell-derived model for schizophrenia disorder, A collaboration between NORMENT and Bergen Psychosis Research Group (BPRG) and the Bipolar Disorders Research Group Supervisors: Erik Johnsen and Ketil Joachim Ødegaard
2013-2018 Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of Bergen, Norway Thesis: «Using pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) to model mitochondrial disease and study tissue specific manifestations caused by POLG mutations» Supervisor: Prof. Laurence Bindoff
2010-2012 M.Sc. Medical Cell Biology, University of Bergen, Norway Thesis: “Association between the number of CAG repeats in polymerase gamma and Parkinson disease in the Norwegian population” Supervisor: Prof. Laurence Bindoff