Katja Pokrovskaja Tamm

Katja Pokrovskaja Tamm

Project Coordinator | Docent
Visiting address: Visionsgatan 4, Bioclinicum våning 6, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K7 Onkologi-Patologi, K7 Övriga Holmgren Pokrovskaja, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Molecular biologist, PhD in Tumor biology and Docent at KI. Joined employment
    as a Team leader and a coordinator at OnkPat.
    Honored and passionate to be an environment and sustainable development
    delegate at OnkPat (miljö- och hållbarhetsombud).
    2011 Docent at KI
    1999 PhD at the Department of Microbiology Tumor and Cell biology, Karolinska

    1983 M.Sc. in Molecular Genetics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia


  • Main focus is to find novel biomarkers and drug targets to enable for a more precision-based anti-cancer therapy, and, through the analysis of molecular landscape of cancer cells, find therapeutic approaches to overcome therapy resistance to the drugs used in anti-cancer treatment.
    Autophagy in cancer and anti-cancer therapy
    Vps34, STAT3 and IFN response
    Mechanisms of glucocorticoid-induced cell death in acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Targeting autophagy and lysosomal degradation in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Sample collection of live-frozen primary cancer cells from patients with acute leukemia
    STAT3 as a target for anti-cancer therapy


  • Tutor at the course “Molecular oncology and biostatistics” in Biomedicine at KI
    Examiner at Biomedicine program
    Coordinator at Degree Project in Medicine
    Supervisor of bachelor and master degree projects
    Principle and co-supervisor of PhD students


All other publications


  • Project Coordinator, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2011
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Karolinska Institutet, 1999

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