Ingrid Dahlman group

Adjunct Professor of Diabetes Research at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge. Senior Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetology at Ersta Hospital, Stockholm.

Ingrid Dahlman

Ingrid Dahlman is studying the role of the human abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue depot in the development of insulin resistance. The amount and function of white adipose tissue is linked to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Ingrid Dahlman applies global transcriptome and DNA methylome profiling, as well as genetic association analyses, to define gene regulatory pathways in adipocytes that contribute to adipose tissue dysfunction and insulin resistance.

Ingrid Dahlman has recently reported a number of genes implicated in the regulation of body fat size and distribution, and adipose morphology, for example PLXND1 and LAMB3.

Group members

Ingrid Dahlman, P.I.

Agné Kulyté, senior researcher

Veroniqa Lundbäck post doctoral fellow

Eva Toft, MD, Associate professor (affiliated)

Veronica Qvist, MD, PhD (affiliated)

PhD student under recruitment


  1. Kerr AG, Sinha I, Dadvar S, Arner P, Dahlman I: Epigenetic regulation of diabetogenic adipose morphology. Mol Metab 2019, 25:159-167.
  2. Kwok KHM, Ryden M, Andersson DP, Beauchef G, Guere C, Vie K, Bergman O, Lundback V, Arner P, Dahlman I: Prospective analyses of white adipose tissue gene expression in relation to long-term body weight changes. Int J Obes (Lond) 2019.
  3. Lundback V, Kulyte A, Strawbridge RJ, Ryden M, Arner P, Marcus C, Dahlman I: FAM13A and POM121C are candidate genes for fasting insulin: functional follow-up analysis of a genome-wide association study. Diabetologia 2018, 61(5):1112-1123.
  4. Arner P, Sahlqvist AS, Sinha I, Xu H, Yao X, Waterworth D, Rajpal D, Loomis AK, Freudenberg JM, Johnson T et al: The epigenetic signature of systemic insulin resistance in obese women. Diabetologia 2016, 59(11):2393-2405.
  5. Dahlman I, Ryden M, Brodin D, Grallert H, Strawbridge RJ, Arner P: Numerous Genes in Loci Associated With Body Fat Distribution Are Linked to Adipose Function. Diabetes 2016, 65(2):433-437.

Ingrid Dahlman

Professor, adjungerad