Anna Smed Sörensen

Anna Smed Sörensen

Professor | Docent
Telephone: +46852480030
Visiting address: BioClinicum, J7:30, Akademiska stråket 1, 17164 Stockholm
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 Imm o alle Smed Sörensen A, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Professor and research group leader at the Immunology and Allergy Unit, Department of Medicine, Solna.

    I did my undergraduate studies (MSc) in Biology at Uppsala universitet. I received my PhD in Experimental Medicine from Karolinska Institutet (Center of Infectious Medicine) in 2004 and then did postdoctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA and Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA, USA.

    I returned to Karolinska Institutet in 2010 as assistant professor supported by a Marie Curie/Vinnmer fellowship from Vinnova and a research grant for young investigators from the Swedish Research Council. Since 2014 I am a research group leader at the Department of Medicine Solna.

    I have received support from Karolinska Institutet including a salary grant as part of the KI career ladder and a six-year senior research position funded by the Swedish Heart and Lung Foundation.I became associate professor (docent) in immunology in 2015 and full professor of translational immunology in 2024.


  • The research in my group is focused on immune cells, in particular dendritic cells and monocytes and their role in infection and inflammation of the respiratory system in humans.


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  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2015
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2004
  • Licentiate Degree, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2003

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