Ingrid Christophersen is originally from Norway. She earned her M.D. from Copenhagen University, Denmark in 2007, and subsequently did a 1.5 year residency at Oslo University Hospital, Norway. She then went back to Copenhagen University and Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet to complete a PhD in the heritability of atrial fibrillation, comprising both genetic and epidemiologic studies. The last 1.5 year she has worked as a clinical fellow at the Cardiology department at Brum Hospital, Norway, before starting at the Ellinor lab on March 1, 2014. Her main projects are focused on identifying genetic causes of atrial fibrillation through genetic epidemiology and molecular genetics.