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Research focus: Cardiovascular disease
The unit comprises four research groups and is part of the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM), KI.
The long term interest of the Eriksson group is to study the etiology and pathophysiological mechanisms underlying atherosclerosis, arterial thrombosis and aneurysm formation.
Lars Maegdefessel’s group performs translational studies in atherosclerosis research, focussing on the therapeutic and biomarker potential of non-codingRNAs (e.g., microRNAs and lncRNAs) and other epigenetic modulators in vascular disease and its underlying (patho-) mechanisms.
We study mechanisms of inflammation regulation with a particular focus on neural reflexes and cardiovascular inflammation.