Heela Sarlus

Heela Sarlus

E-postadress: heela.sarlus@ki.se
Besöksadress: L8:04, CMM Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Solna, 17176 Stockholm
Postadress: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Neuro Harris, 171 77 Stockholm

Om mig

  • We study the role of microglia in the context of neurodegenerative diseases
    such as Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multipel
    sclerosis and aim to devise myeloid cells as therapy for these neurological
    2015 - PhD degree in Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm,
    2008 - MSc in Molecular Biology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden


  • I am studying whether microglia replacement therapy will reduce progression
    in neurodegenerative diseases using /in vivo/ and /in vitro/ models. We
    remove dysfunctional microglia from CNS using genetic and pharmacological
    approaches and repopulate the brain with microglia-like cells that we
    develop/ in vitro/.
    I am also studying the potential of amniotic epithelial cells, a type of stem
    cell derived from human placenta, as cell therapy for MS (in collaboration
    with assoc. prof Roberto Gramignoli at KI). Currently, there is no cure for
    the progressive states of MS and our aim is to develop new strategies that
    target progressive MS.


  • 2020 - current
    Teaching biochemistry in Scandinavian Chiropractor institute, Stockholm,
    2018 – 2020
    Different teaching activities: Lectured the autonomic nervous system,
    laboratory work involving the hearing and vestibular lab and seminars
    including motor functions to medical students at Karolinska Institutet.


Alla övriga publikationer


  • Forskningsspecialist, Klinisk neurovetenskap, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Examina och utbildning

  • Medicine Doktorsexamen, Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, Karolinska Institutet, 2015

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