Unit of Endocrinology with the Lipid laboratory

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At focus here is the role of human adipose tissue in common metabolic disorders. The unit consists of about 20 people including medical doctors, post-doctoral fellows, PhD-students, research nurses and technical staff.

Research areas

The Unit of Endocrinology consists of a clinical research facility at Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, and the Lipid laboratory at NEO. The Head of Unit is Mikael Rydén. The Laboratory has been active for more than five decades in studying the role of human adipose tissue in common metabolic disorders. 

Our studies span from genetic and molecular studies in different in vitro systems to clinical assessments in human subjects. Our primary aim is to better understand the mechanisms that link changes in fat mass to metabolic disorders.

While we have studied obesity and type 2 diabetes for several decades, in recent years, we have also focused on conditions of weight loss, in particular cancer cachexia but also chronic kidney disease.

Research groups

Group leader Research focus
Peter Arner

Aidipose tissue turnover and inflammation

Jan Bolinder

Clinical research in diabetes and endocrinology

Ingrid Dahlman

Genetic studies of adipose tissue, obesity and insulin resistance

Johan Hoffstedt

Clinical studies of aidpose tissue

Jurga Laurencikiene

Regulation of transcription in adipose tissue

Mikael Rydén

Signal mechanisms of adipose tissue

Staff

A

Juan Acosta, PhD student
Daniel Andersson, MD, PhD 
Peter Arner, MD, Professor
B
Jan Bolinder, MD, Professor
Jesper Bäckdahl, PhD student, MD
C
Thais De Castro Barbosa, Senior Research Technician
D
Ingrid Dahlman, MD, Ass Prof.
H
Katarina Hertel, Research Nurse
Johan Hoffstedt, MD, Ass Prof.
Daniel Hogling-Eriksson, PhD student, MD
K
Alastair Kerr, PhD, Postdoc
Agné Kulyté, PhD, Senior researcher
L
Jurga Laurencikiene, PhD, Ass prof
Simon Lecoutre, PhD, Post-doc
Britt-Marie Leijonhuvud, Research nurse
Lena Lindberg, Secretary
Patrik Löfgren, MD, PhD, senior researcher
M
Niklas Mejhert, post-doc
P
Paul Petrus, PhD student
Q
Veronica Qvisth, MD, PhD, Senior researcher
R
Mikael Rydén, Head of the unit, MD, Professor
S
Ana Maria Suzuki, Senior Research Technician
T
Beatriz Tavira, PhD, Postdoc
Eva Toft, MD, Ass prof
W
Yvonne Widlund, Research nurse
Kerstin Wåhlén, Technician
Å
Gaby Åström, Lab technician

Contact

Head of unit

Professor/senior physician

Mikael Ryden

Phone: +46-(0)8-585 827 75
Organizational unit: Unit for Endocrinology and Diabetes
E-mail: Mikael.Ryden@ki.se

Secretary

Administrator

Lena Lindberg

Phone: +46-(0)8-585 826 26
Organizational unit: Unit for Endocrinology and Diabetes
E-mail: Lena.Lindberg@ki.se

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