Johan Sandberg

Johan Sandberg

Professor | Docent
Telephone: +46852482923
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels allé 8, plan 7, 14152 Huddinge
Postal address: H7 Medicin, Huddinge, H7 CIM Sandberg, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Professor of Viral Immunology at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge since


  • Innate and adaptive immune mechanisms work together to contain viral and bacterial infections. We investigate basic aspects of cell-mediated immunity as well as the immunopathogenesis of such infections. We do this with a basis in our solid understanding of fundamental immunology that we apply towards patient-based research and develop into translational approaches. The majority of T lymphocytes carry diverse T cell receptors (TCRs) that display classical MHC-restriction. However, the T cell compartment also includes invariant T cell subsets that recognize antigens presented by non-classical MHC-like molecules. Several of these invariant T cell subsets are evolutionarily conserved, display innate-like characteristics, and play important roles in immune control of pathogens. The group is particularly interested in the role of adaptive T cell responses mediated by CD8 T cells, and in the role that innate-like T cells such as the invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells and mucosa-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells play in host defense.

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  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2013-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2006
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Karolinska Institutet, 1999

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