Ulrika Marklund

Ulrika Marklund

Principal Researcher | Docent
Telephone: +46852483519
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9, 6C, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C2 Medicinsk biokemi och biofysik, C2 Molekylär neurobiologi Marklund, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • My major research interest has always been centered around the development 

  • and function of neural cell types. During my PhD, I studied transcriptional
    determinants of specific neurons including the dopaminergic and serotonergic
    cells of the brain. I thereafter transitioned my research focus to the
    “Brain in the gut” – the Enteric Nervous System, during a postdoc at
    National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill, London, UK. Since 2013,
    I have led my own research group at the Department of Medical Biochemistry
    and Biophysics.


  • My research team focuses on neural cell diversity in the Enteric Nervous 

  • System (ENS). By determining the variety of ENS cell subtypes, the 

  • functions they normally serve and their developmental specification we aim to
    improve diagnostic and therapeutic principles for gut disorders. The lab
    addresses these basic but critical questions by transcriptome analysis
    coupled with viral-based activity/gene manipulations primarily using the
    mouse model.


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  • Principal Researcher, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2024
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, 2008

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