Liv Eidsmo

Liv Eidsmo

Professor/Senior Physician | Docent
Visiting address: CMM, L8:02, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Solna, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 Derm o Ven Xu Landén N, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Professor of Dermatology and Venereolog, and group leader at the Department of Medicine, Solna at Karolinska Institutet. Practicing clinician at Department of Dermatology at Karolinska University Hospital.

    2016 Marcus and Marianne Wallenberg Clinical Research Fellow

    2014 Ragnar Söderberg Fellowship

    2013 The Dermatology Prize, awarded by the Swedish Society of Dermato-Venerology (SSDV) and Novartis

    2010 The Psoriasis Prize, awarded by SSDV and MSD

    2009 Young Investigator Award, The Karolinska Institutet’s Foundation

    2006 Elected as Honorary Speaker during the Karolinska Institutet's Official PhD Ceremonies.

    Graduated from medical school 1999 and defended my PhD in Immunobiology at Karolinska Instituet 2006. Postdoc in Frank Carbone's laboratory at Melbourne University in Australia 2007-09. Returned to Sweden to startup my own lab at CMM in parallell to starting my recidency in Dermatology at Karolinska University Hospital in 2010.


  • The human skin forms a barrier to the external environment that is constantly exposed to colonizing microbiota, invasive pathogens, and allergens. The skin barrier is maintained by immune cells, but these cells are also implicated in common inflammatory diseases. In healthy skin, we have defined functionally distinct subsets of tissue resient memory T (Trm) cells based on their expression of the integrin CD49a, and we have characterised pathogenic Trm cells in vitiligo and psoriasis.

    Current studies in my laboratory aims to understand how human Trm cells are formed and how these cells impact on their immediate environment. Ultimately, we want to normalise the Trm cell compartment in diseased skin.

    Group members: Elisa Martini and Iréne Gallais Sérézal (graduate students), Cajsa Classon (grad student with Susanne Nylén, MTC), Elena Hoffer (MSc candidate), Kerstin Bergh (lab engineer), Emma Wadman (research nurse), Helena Poska (research co-ordinator).


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  • Professor/Senior Physician, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2014
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 2006
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 1999

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