Elisabeth Boström

Elisabeth Boström

Dentist in Specialist Training | Principal Researcher | Docent
Telephone: +46852488003
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 8, 14104 Huddinge
Postal address: OF Odontologi, OF Oral diagnostik och kirurgi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • DDS, PhD. Research group leader at the Dept. of Dental Medicine.
    DDS, Göteborg University.
    PhD, Rheumatology &
  • Inflammation Research, Göteborg University.
    Postdoc, Lab. of Molecular Autoimmunity, Harvard Medical School.


  • My research group focuses on immune processes and molecular mechanisms
    underlying chronic inflammatory conditions with the emphasis on monocytes and
    macrophages (myeloid cells). The lab studies the pathogenesis of
    periodontitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. We
    employ advanced methodology to characterize the function or dys-function of
    involved immune cells and molecules, and have a translational approach where
    human clinical samples and primary cells are used for mechanistic studies.
    The lab also studies oral manifestations of Crohn’s disease with the
    overall hypothesis that oral mucosa mirrors intestinal mucosa. Immune
    alterations, presented in oral mucosa and saliva, may reflect not only local
    involvement but also intestinal disease, and may be of value in the diagnosis
    and monitoring of Crohn’s patients.


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  • Principal Researcher, Department of Dental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-
  • Dentist in Specialist Training, Department of Dental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2020-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2020

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