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Cardiovascular Medicine

Head of Division

Per Eriksson, Professor

Telefon; 08-517 732 02


Research focus: Cardiovascular disease

The unit comprises the following research groups and is part of the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM), KI.

Research groups

Per Eriksson


Research group Per Eriksson

The long term interest of the Eriksson group is to study the etiology and pathophysiological mechanisms underlying atherosclerosis, arterial thrombosis and aneurysm formation.


Research group Lars Maegdefessel

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.


Roland Nilsson


Peder Olofsson


Research group Peder Olofsson

We study mechanisms of inflammation regulation with a particular focus on neural reflexes and cardiovascular inflammation.

Research group Magnus Bäck