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Respiratory medicine

The research conducted by the Respiratory Division focuses on inflammatory disorders in the airways and lung parenchyma, and on lung cancer.

The success of much of the research is attributed to an excellent and close collaboration between experienced physicians meeting the patients and a well-equipped and closely located research laboratory with professionals, in particular with expertise within the field of inflammation and immunology.

Research areas

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD  - Magnus Sköld, Åsa Wheelock

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)   - Magnus Sköld

Proteomics applications    - Åsa Wheelock

Sarcoidosis      - Johan Grunewald, Anders Eklund, Jan Wahlström

Smoking-induced autoimmunity      - Jan Wahlström

Head of Respiratory Division

Johan Grunewald

K2 Department of Medicine, Solna

Research groups

Professor Johan Grunewald

Professor Magnus Sköld

Associate professor Åsa Wheelock

Members of Division

Mahmoud Al-Majdoub, Postdoc

Olga Chuquima, Postdoc

Pernilla Darlington Lidin, MD, PHD

Anders Eklund, MD, Professor emeritus

Giovanni Ferrara, associated, MD, PhD, Professor

Jing Gao, MD, Postdoc

Johan Grunewald, MD, Professor

Reza Karimi, MD, PHD

Susanna Kullberg, MD, PhD

Chuan-Xing Li (Tracy), Senior Postdoc

Avinash Ravindran, Postdoc

Natalia Sifaki Rivera, Postdoc

Magnus Sköld, MD, Professor

Jan Wahlström, Associate Professor

Åsa Wheelock, Associate Professor


Doctoral students

Main supervisor Johan Grunewald:

Joanna Strömberg Jonsson

Emil Wiklundh

Main supervisor Magnus Sköld:

Ioanna Kotortsi

Melvin Pourbazargan

Petra Um Bergström

Ida Pesonen

Dimitrios Kalafatis

Main supervisor Åsa Wheelock:

Marika Ström

Main supervisor Jan Wahlström:

Muntasir Abo al Hayja

Technical & administrative staff

Maria Ahlsén, PhD, national co-ordinator BronchoScapis

Heléne Blomqvist, Research nurse

Lisa Carlson, RN, Research nurse, national co-ordinator IPF-registry

Margitha Dahl, RN, research nurse

Benita Dahlberg, Biomedichal technician

Benita Engvall, Biomedichal technician, M Sc

Eva-Marie Karlsson, Administrator

Susanne Schedin, RN, research nurse