Senior Consultant and Associate Professor
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Centre
Aarhus University Hospital
Per Borghammer is a senior research consultant and associate professor of Nuclear Medicine, Medical Faculty of Aarhus University. He specializes in clinical diagnostics of brain disorders, in particular neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. Borghammer’s current research involves understanding the early and prodromal phase of Parkinson’s disease (PD) through a multidisciplinary approach, which includes imaging studies of patient cohorts, epidemiology, histology, and experimental animal studies. The major focus of his research is to address important questions in PD pathogenesis, especially the prion-like spreading of alpha-synuclein and whether PD in some cases is initiated in the peripheral autonomic nervous system.