Unit of Endocrinology with the Lipid laboratory
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.
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.
|Group leader||Research focus|
|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|
|Paul Petrus, PhD student|
|Veronica Qvisth, MD, PhD, Senior researcher|
|Mikael Rydén, Head of the unit, MD, Professor|
|Ana Maria Suzuki, Senior Research Technician|
|Beatriz Tavira, PhD, Postdoc|
|Eva Toft, MD, Ass prof|
|Yvonne Widlund, Research nurse|
|Kerstin Wåhlén, Technician|
|Gaby Åström, Lab technician|