Lisa Westerberg

Lisa Westerberg

Professor | Docent
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9, C7, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C1 Mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi, C1 Virology and Immunology Westerberg, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Lisa Westerberg graduated from Stockholm University with a M.Sc. in Molecular
    Biology and received her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2003 from
    Karolinska Institutet where she studied under Professor Eva Severinson. In
    2009 she completed her postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School in the
    laboratories of Professors Scott Snapper and Luigi Notarangelo. She joined
    the faculty at Department of Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm in
    2009 after receiving an Assistant Professor position appointed by the Swedish
    Research Council. In 2013, Dr Westerberg joined the faculty at the Department
    of Microbiology Tumor and Cell biology as Associate Professor. Dr Westerberg
    is the treasurer of the Swedish Society for Immunology and coordinates the
    WASPSTINGS network funded by STINT. Dr Westerberg is a Ragnar Söderberg
    fellow in Medicine and holds a senior researcher position from the Childhood
    Cancer fund.


  • The immune system is never at rest. Our immune cells constantly remodel their
    actin cytoskeleton to migrate into tissues to kill pathogens and cancer cells
    or to communicate with other cells via cell-to-cell interaction. Research in
    our laboratory is investigating how inborn errors in actin dynamics leads to
    development of severe immunodeficiency disease, autoimmunity, and
    hematological cancer.


All other publications


  • Professor, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-
  • Principal Researcher, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2023

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2015
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 2003

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