Cardiovascular Medicine

Head of Division

Peder Olofsson

Associate Professor, Head of Division

Research focus

Cardiovascular disease

Research groups

The division is part of the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM), KI, and comprises the following research groups:

Per Eriksson


Research group Per Eriksson

The long term interest of the Eriksson group is to study the etiology and pathophysiological mechanisms underlying atherosclerosis, arterial thrombosis and aneurysm formation.

Lars Maegdefessel

Senior forskare

Research group Lars Maegdefessel

Lars Maegdefessel’s group performs translational studies in atherosclerosis research, focussing on the therapeutic and biomarker potential of non-codingRNAs (e.g., microRNAs and lncRNAs) and other epigenetic modulators in vascular disease and its underlying (patho-) mechanisms.

Stephen Malin

Senior forskare

Research group Stephen Malin

How does atherogenic dyslipidemia provoke the immune system, particularly B lymphocytes, and how can this lead to tissue damage?

Roland Nilsson

Senior forskare

Research group Roland Nilsson

We are a research group specializing in detailed analyses of cellular metabolism using modern measurement techniques and mathematical models. Our work aims for a deeper and more quantitative understanding of how various cell types in the human body process nutrients to harvest energy and synthesize macromolecules. 

Peder Olofsson

Senior forskare

Research group Peder Olofsson

We study mechanisms of inflammation regulation with a particular focus on neural reflexes and cardiovascular inflammation.

Magnus Bäck


Research group Magnus Bäck