Peter Saliba Gustafsson

Peter Saliba Gustafsson

Affiliated to Research
Mobile phone: +16503988392
Visiting address: C2:94, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Huddinge, 14186 Stockholm
Postal address: H7 Medicin, Huddinge, H7 Endokrinologi och diabetes Parini, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a Research Specialist in prof. Paolo Parini's lab, and work within the
    CardioMetabolic Unit (CMU). I share my activity between research, teaching,
    and acting as a project manager within REPO4EU.
    Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 2010.
    Master of Medical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 2012.
    Doctor of Medical Sciences (Medicine doktorsexamen), Karolinska Institutet,


  • My research interests lie within the genetics of cardiometabolic diseases,
    focussing on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). I have a robust
    background in genetic analyses of cardiometabolic traits, and surrogate
    markers of cardiometabolic diseases. During my doctoral studies I explored
    autophagy pathways in atherosclerosis, using candidate gene approaches. Main
    findings included the discovery of a link between autophagy and
    LXR-signalling, using genetic variants in the lipid droplet-associated
    protein PLIN2 as a tool. During my postdoctoral training at Stanford
    University I profiled myself within functional genomics, employing
    large-scale single-cell CRISPRi screens to study genes suggested from
    genome-wide association studies in relevant cell model systems. We have
    established a functional genomic framework to study putative NAFLD-genes at
    scale in a hepatocyte model system.


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

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, 2018
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science 120 Credits, Karolinska Institutet, 2012
  • Degree Of Bachelor Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2010

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