Paul Karila

Paul joined the company in 2012 as head of Cellectricon’s Discovery Services and is now responsible for deal-making and business development in his role as CBO. He previously worked at AstraZeneca (AZ) where he held leadership positions at the Departments of Molecular Pharmacology and Neuroscience. At AZ, Paul led teams responsible for target identification/target validation and ion channel and GPCR profiling in LI-LO phase, mainly in chronic pain and neuropsychiatry projects. Prior to joining AZ, Paul was a Postdoctoral Fellow at School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, USA, studying neurobiology using electrophysiological methods. He has a PhD in physiology from University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Johan Pihl

Johan joined Cellectricon in 2005 and has been in R&D as well as commercial positions at the company. He has been involved in the development of Cellectricon’s proprietary technology platforms and intellectual property. Prior to his role as Chief Scientific Officer at Cellectricon, he was developing and overseeing the discovery services as Chief Operating Officer. Johan has a PhD in Chemistry from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, and is the author and co-author of numerous scientific publications and patents.

Lotta Agholme

Lotta joined the company in early 2023 as the Laboratory Operations Manager and is now responsible for developing and overseeing the discovery services in her role as COO. Before joining the company, she was a researcher at the University of Gothenburg, where she established and implemented iPSC-based cellular models for Alzheimer’s disease pathology and biomarker biology. Lotta has more than 10 years of experience in in vitro neurodegeneration research and human iPSC-based cellular models for neuroscience. Before joining the group of Henrik Zetterberg at the University of Gothenburg as a PostDoc, she received a PhD in medical sciences from the University of Linköping.
Director of Marketing

Jennie Svensson Dalén

Jennie joined Cellectricon in 2010 as application specialist and later product manager for the company’s Dynaflow technology platform. She has held a range of commercial positions in the company. In her current role as Director of Marketing, she leads and oversees all marketing activities at Cellectricon as well as supports business development. Prior to joining Cellectricon, Jennie studied Biotechnology at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.
Chief Financial Officer

Kristina Hillskär

Kristina was appointed CFO of Cellectricon in 2016. She has over 25 years of experience from similar positions, operating in both large and small corporate groups. Prior to joining Cellectricon, Kristina has worked in auditing, wholesale, and finance in different roles as accounting manager and CFO.
Chief Executive Officer

Mattias Karlsson

Mattias was involved in founding Cellectricon and joined the company on a full-time basis in 2003 as VP R&D to develop the product portfolio. He has contributed to the company with most of the patents and the conceptual work to define products from existing IP. Prior to his position of Chief Executive Officer at Cellectricon he was responsible for marketing and sales activities as VP Business Development. Mattias has a PhD in chemistry from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and a MSc in analytical chemistry from Gothenburg University.