Pharmacology and Toxicology - Faculty

Carol L. Nilsson, M.D., Ph.D.



UTMB Cancer Center Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Phone: (409) 747-1840

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1981 – 1985 B.Sc., Chemistry from Mount Holyoke College, MA and U.C. Berkeley, CA

1988 – 1995 M.D. Medical Faculty of Göteborg University, Sweden (GU)

1995 – 1998 Ph.D. Clinical Neurochemistry, GU

1999 – 2000 Postdoctoral fellow, Depart. Of Medical Biochemistry, GU

2002 – Docent, Medical Biochemistry, Göteborg University.


Carol L. Nilsson joined UTMB as Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research in July 2011. After undergraduate studies in chemistry at Mount Holyoke College and U.C. Berkeley, she obtained her M.D. and Ph.D in Clinical Neurochemistry from Goteborg University (GU), Sweden. She was awarded a post-doctoral scholarship from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (Stockhom, Sweden) and was an Associate Professor of Medical Biochemistry at GU. Prior to her current position, Dr. Nilsson was Director of the Ion Cyclotron Resonance User Program at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, FL and Senior Principal Scientist at Pfizer Global Research and Development in San Diego, CA. The focus of her research is the use of quantitative phosphoproteomics and related systems biological techniques in neuro-oncology research.