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Karin Sandager Nielsen

Karin Sandager Nielsen

Chief Scientific Officer

Karin Sandager Nielsen (born 1970) is a CNS pharmacologist with more than 20 years’ experience in discovering and developing new pharmacological therapies for dysfunctions in the brain.

Sandager Nielsen was part of the group founding Saniona in 2011, where she initially served as Director of Operations and In Vivo Pharmacology. From 2015 she took on the role as Vice President, Operations and In Vivo Pharmacology and from 2022 she served as Senior Vice President, In Vivo and Translational Pharmacology. Prior to founding Saniona, Sandager Nielsen was employed at NeuroSearch, where she held several senior- and management roles within CNS pharmacology.

Sandager Nielsen is a biologist by training and holds a Ph.D in neuropharmacology from the university of Copenhagen. She has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles and is co-inventor of 13 patents.

Sandager Nielsen holds 99,400 warrants in the warrant program 2020 and 211,119 shares.