Jaakko Patrakka

Jaakko Patrakka

Researcher | Docent
Telephone: +46852483595
Visiting address: Nobels väg 7, 17165 Solna
Postal address: H5 Laboratoriemedicin, H5 Patologi Patrakka, 141 52 Huddinge

About me

  • Adjunct Professor of Pathology at the Department of Laboratory Medicine as of
    1 September 2020. Primary position: Doctor at Karolinska University Hospital


  • Jaakko Patrakka is a clinical pathologist and researches kidney function and
    the mecha- nisms of chronic kidney disease. More specifically he is studying
    glomeruli – the network of millions of capillaries in the kidneys that
    produces primary urine. Glomerular diseases are the most common cause of
    death by kidney failure. With a better understanding of glomeruli and their
    diseases, Jaakko Patrakka hopes to contribute to the development of new
    diagnostic and prognostic tools and new drugs.
    His research involves the use of genetic and molecular tools, and spans the
    mapping of mechanisms in animal models to the search for biomarkers in
    patient material. Single-cell sequencing has also enabled Jaakko Patrakka’s
    group to characterise different cell types in the kidneys’ heterogeneous
    tissue, which has led to the discovery of a previously unknown glomerular
    cell type.
    The group is also collaborating with AstraZeneca on the development of new
    drug candidates.


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  • Researcher, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2016-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2013

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