Jan Vesterbacka

Jan Vesterbacka

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: I73, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Huddinge, 14186 Stockholm
Postal address: H7 Medicin, Huddinge, H7 Infektion och Hud, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • He is a Swedish-speaking Finn originally from Ostrobothnia, who moved to
    Sweden and received the medical degree from Umeå Universitet in 1999. He
    works as a MD specialist in Infectious Diseases since 2006. He joined group
    Sönnerborg as a clinical collaborator in 2011, and got registered as a Ph.D.
    student April 2014.
    His research is focusing on microbial translocation during HIV-1 infection
    with a special emphasis on elite controllers. We seek for the mechanism
    behind this phenomenon. The aim of the project is to identify factors
    contributing to the prolonged self-control of the virus in these subjects.
    We will look at the distribution of immunological cells, and the expression
    of their markers. We will also investigate the composition of the gut
    microbiota in elite controllers and compare it with HIV-progressors` and
    healthy controls` gut flora.


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

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2017

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