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.
Aidipose tissue turnover and inflammation
Clinical research in diabetes and endocrinology
Clinical studies of aidpose tissue
Regulation of transcription in adipose tissue
Signal mechanisms of adipose tissue
Juan Acosta, PhD student
Daniel Andersson, MD, PhD
Peter Arner, MD, Professor
Jan Bolinder, MD, Professor
Jesper Bäckdahl, PhD student, MD
Thais De Castro Barbosa, Senior Research Technician
Ingrid Dahlman, MD, Ass Prof.
Katarina Hertel, Research Nurse
Johan Hoffstedt, MD, Ass Prof.
Daniel Hogling-Eriksson, PhD student, MD
Alastair Kerr, PhD, Postdoc
Agné Kulyté, PhD, Senior researcher
Jurga Laurencikiene, PhD, Ass prof
Simon Lecoutre, PhD, Post-doc
Britt-Marie Leijonhuvud, Research nurse
Lena Lindberg, Secretary
Patrik Löfgren, MD, PhD, senior researcher
Niklas Mejhert, post-doc
Veronica Qvisth, MD, PhD, Senior researcher
Mikael Rydén, Head of the unit, MD, Professor
Beatriz Tavira, PhD, Postdoc
Eva Toft, MD, Ass prof
Yvonne Widlund, Research nurse
Kerstin Wåhlén, Technician
Gaby Åström, Lab technician