Marcus Buggert

Marcus Buggert

Assistant Professor | Docent
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels allé 8, plan 7, 14152 Huddinge
Postal address: H7 Medicin, Huddinge, H7 CIM Buggert, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Docent and group leader at KI. Research focus on cell-mediated immunity to
    viral infections and cancer.
    Master in Biomedicine at KI, 2004-2009. PhD studies at KI, 2010-2014. Post
    doc at University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2014-2017. Assistant Professor at KI,
    2018-. Group leader at KI, 2019-. Docent at KI, 2021-


  • The Marcus Buggert research group is conducting research at Center for
    Infections Medicine (CIM) in Huddinge. [1]
    Our group conducts research on cell-mediated immunity. More specifically, we
    are interested in understanding how memory T cells recognize and eliminates
    viral infections and tumors. T cells are critical for immune control of
    multiple viral infections and also represent a major cellular target of
    immune checkpoint therapies that have entirely revolutionized the treatment
    outcome in cancer care. However, much of our current understanding of memory
    T cell functions are derived from studies of peripheral blood in humans. With
    emerging data from us and others demonstrating that most memory T cells in
    tissues are non-circulating resident cells, there is a need to better assess
    how, where and what type of T cells that orchestrate immunity at barrier
    The group focuses our work on many of these concepts with the overall aims to
    i) study the heterogeneity of circulating and resident memory T cells in
    human organ donors, ii) identify alternative functions of memory T cells in
    human tissues, and iii) understand how memory T cells maintain control of
    tumors and viral infections, such as HIV and SARS-CoV-2.


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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2018-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2021
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2014

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