Hanna Brauner

Hanna Brauner

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: CMM, L8:02, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Solna, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 Derm o Ven Xu Landén N, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Hanna Brauner is associate professor and team leader at the Centre for
    Molecular Medicine (CMM), the Department of Medicine, Solna and specialist
    physician at the Dermatology clinic, Karolinska University hospital.
    She defended her thesis in 2010, at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor
    and Cell biology, Karolinska Institutet (KI), supervised by professors Petter
    Höglund and Klas Kärre. Her first postdoctoral training was with professor
    James Di Santo, the Pasteur Institute, in 2012-2013. Thereafter she did a
    second postdoctoral period with associate professor Lisa Westerberg, KI, in
    2015-2017. In 2018 Hanna Brauner was awarded a young investigator award from
    the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF) and was recruited to the
    Department of Medicine, Solna and CMM. She is responsible for patients with
    cutaneous lymphoma at the dermatology clinic, Karolinska University hospital,
    member of the group creating national treatment guidelines for cutaneous
    lymphoma and part of forming a Nordic network for cutaneous lymphoma.

    Team Members
    Hanna Brauner, PI
    Julia Nenonen, PhD student
    Dawei Song, postdoc
    Hanh Thi My Loung, postdoc
    Berenice Fischer, postdoc (from Jan 15, 2024)
    Lina Ivert, MD PhD, associated clinical postdoc
    Anna Winther, MD, associated project student
    Cornelia Olsson, medical exam work, spring 2024
    Yiran Shi, medical exam work, spring 2024
    Desoina Tsakona, master student, spring 2024

    PhD students (Brauner co-supervisor)
    Pontus Jonsson (KI) 2021 -
    Emma Belfrage (Lund uni) 2019 -

    Andrea Scheffschick, postdoc 2019-2021
    Sina Fuchs, postdoc 2019-2021
    Mengmeng Xiang, visiting PhD student 2022-2023
    Sofi Vikström, MD, project work 2021-2022
    Ellinor Leijonhufvud, MD, project work 2019-2020
    Ida Mazaheri Khameneh, medical exam work 2022
    Kajsa Enjin Jacobsson, medical exam work 2022
    Wilma Lindström, medical exam work 2021
    Elena Björnbom, medical exam work 2019

    We are always looking for highly motivated people to join our team. Please
    contact Hanna Brauner if you are interested, at hanna.brauner@ki.se

    Swedish Society for Medical Research, the Swedish Cancer Foundation, the
    Swedish Medical Association, Region Stockholm (clinical research appointment
    and ALF Medicine), Hudfonden and Clas Groschinsky, Åke Wiberg, Magnus
    Bergvall, Radiumhemmet and Karolinska Institutet foundations. JN is supported
    by a Karolinska Institutet PhD student grant (KID). MX was supported by the
    KI-China Scholarship Council (CSC) programme.


  • The overall goal with our research is to study the pathogenic mechanisms
    leading to lymphoma and autoimmunity, and factors controlling disease
    progression. The ultimate aim is to improve diagnosis, monitoring the disease
    and improving treatment of these patients.
    Our laboratory at the Centre for Molecular Medicine (CMM) is strategically
    placed close to the Karolinska University hospital, enabling easy access of
    clinical samples. We use a broad array of advanced laboratory techniques,
    including in vitro and ex vivo assays of cellular immunology, cell biology
    and genetic analysis, to investigate unique clinical material and perform
    registry studies. We have a strong collaborative team with clinicians and
    researchers in dermatology, rheumatology, hematology, pathology, immunology
    and epidemiology.
    The research is clearly translational, bridging from patients to basic
    science and back to the patients again, with the scientific questions always
    originating in the clinical disease.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2025
  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2022
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 2010
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 2004

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