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Unit of Endocrinology with the Lipid laboratory

As an integral part of the Department of Medicine, the Endocrinology unit is studying the role of human white adipose tissue in common cardiometabolic diseases.

The unit is headed by Professor Mikael Rydén and encompasses a fully equipped wet laboratory, called the Lipid laboratory, located in the recently inaugurated NEO building and a clinical research center at the adjacent Karolinska University Hospital at the Karolinska Institutet South Campus. Altogether, the unit consists of five independent principal investigators with specific areas of interest (see description below), senior researchers, post-doctoral fellows, PhD students and technical staff. We have a long-standing record as one of the world-leading groups in the field of human adipose tissue research.

Research groups

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

Mikael Ryden

Professor/senior physician
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Lena Lindberg

Administrator