Mattias Carlsten

Mattias Carlsten

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: NEO Medicinaren 25, HERM plan 7, Hälsovägen 7C (lastkaj), 14157 Huddinge/Stockholm

About me

  • I received my MD degree from Karolinska Institutet 2007 after conducting
    studies within the MD/PhD program. Following completion of my medical
    intership (Forskar-AT) at the Karolinska University Hospital late fall 2009,
    I defended my PhD thesis at Karolinska Institutet early spring 2010
    supervised by Prof. Karl-Johan Malmbergs and Prof. Rolf Kiessling. I then
    joined the group of Dr. Richard W. Childs at Hematology Branch, NHLBI, NIH
    (USA) as a Postdoc 2010. Since 2012 I have been doing my residency/fellowship
    in Internal Medicine/Hematology at Center for Hematology, Karolinska
    University Hospital, with the exception of a sabatical between 2013-2015 when
    I was employed as a Staff Scientist with Dr. Childs at the NIH. From 2016, I
    am a Research Group leader at Center for Regenerative Medicine and
    Hematology (HERM), Department of Medicine Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet.
    2015, SSMF Stora Anslag
    2015, Jeanssons Stiftelser Personal Achievement Award
    2012, Translational Research Training in Hematology (TRTH) Award
    2010, Dean O’Neill Renal Cancer Cell Research Fellowship
    2004, MD/PhD program at Karolinska Institutet
    2000, Läkarutbildningen med forskningsinriktning (LäFo), Karolinska
    2007, MD, Karolinska Institutet
    2009, Swedish Medical Practioner License, Karolinska University Hospital
    2010, PhD, Karolinska Institutet
    2010-2012, Postdoctoral Fellow, Hematology Branch, NHLBI, NIH
    2013-2015, Staff Scientist, Hematology Branch, NHLBI, NIH
    2012-, Resident/Fellow in Internal Medicine/Hematology, Karolinska University
    2016-, Research Group Leader, HERM, Department of Medicine Huddinge,
    Karolinska Institutet


  • My research focuses on cancer immunotherapy, with a particular focus on how
    NK cells can be used to treat cancer. With my experience in bench science and
    clinical medicine, my projects spans from preclinical basic NK cell biology
    and tumor immunology studies to translational to early phase clinical trials
    on NK cell-based cancer immunotherapy and stem cell transplantation. A big
    focus in my lab is currently how genetic engineering of lymphocytes,
    including NK cells, can be used to further improve the efficacy of cellular
    cancer immunotherapies.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2027
  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2022
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, 2010
  • University Medical Degree, Karolinska Institutet, 2007

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