Stefan Reitzner

Stefan Reitzner

Postdoctoral Researcher
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9, Biomedicum C5, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C3 Fysiologi och farmakologi, C3 FyFa Molekylär Arbetsfysiologi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science (2020), Karolinska Institutet
    Master of Science in Molecular Cell- and Developmental Biology (2015),
    University of Innsbruck
    Bachelor of Science in Biology (2012), University of Innsbruck


  • In my research I work on improving our knowledge of the molecular effects of
    physical exercise on the whole body, and how different tissues and systems
    coordinate to overcome and adapt to a performance challenge. High levels of
    physical performance require a highly coordinated response not only of
    skeletal muscle but other organs and tissues like adipose or the liver.
    Specifically, I am currently focusing on investigating the interactions of
    the immune system and acute and long-term exercise and training. A large
    factor in positive progression of performance in exercise training is
    regeneration which is facilitated by the immune system. For it to properly
    function, the immune system requires large amounts of energy, a resource
    short in supply and therefore highly controlled in the context of extreme and
    high-level physical performance.


  • Karolinska Institutet (2015-present): Course responsible for two PhD-level
    and two Master level courses in Physiology and Bioinformatics. Teacher in
    lecture series and practical courses for medical students (elective course
    sports medicine), Biomedicine and Physiotherapy bachelor students, and
    specialized courses in Physiology for journalists, financial analysts and the
    general public.
    German Sports University Cologne (2014): Seminar leader in a course about
    sports biology for bachelor students in sports science.
    University of Innsbruck (2011-2016): Teaching assistant in the Biochemistry
    lab course for bachelor students in biology.
    Medical University of Innsbruck (2007-2010): Teaching assistant at the
    emergency medicine department in the courses "First aid" and "Advanced life
    support" for medical students.


All other publications


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, 2020

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