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Arian Lundberg

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About me

I completed my PhD degree at the prestigious Karolinska Institute, where my research focused on investigating the utility of transcriptional gene expression signatures as a means to enhance therapy selection accuracy and improve outcomes for cancer patients.

In 2019, during my initial postdoctoral appointment at Stanford University, I had the privilege of conducting research in the field of personalized cancer medicine. Specifically, I explored "immune hot" cancer types such as Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, and Melanoma, with the goal of advancing our understanding of these diseases and improving treatment strategies.

Subsequently, in 2020, I joined UCSF and became an integral part of a laboratory that made significant contributions to the StandUp2 Cancer WCDT cohort. This cohort represents the largest gathering of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) in the United States. 

Currently at KI, I hold a senior researcher position within the Rodriguez-Wallberg's research team, where my area of expertise lies in bioinformatics.

Research description

My primary research interest revolves around investigating the intricate interplay between genomic and epigenomic changes in cancer development and progression, with a specific focus on prostate cancer. To comprehensively explore this field, I utilize cutting-edge multi-omics approaches, such as WGS, RNA-seq, and WGBS. Additionally, I incorporate ATAC-sequencing to gain valuable insights into the chromatin accessibility landscape. By conducting integrative research work in patients with prostate cancer, I aim to identify key molecular alterations that contribute to disease pathogenesis and ultimately pave the way for improved diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.


Jul 2020 – Jul 2023

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) - San Francisco, CA, USA Post-Doctoral scholar - Bioinformatics (Genomics and epigenomics)

Jul 2019 – Jun 2020

Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA, USA Post-Doctoral scholar - Bioinformatics (Molecular biomarker, transcriptomics)

Aug 2014 – Jan 2019

Karolinska Institute (KI) - Stockholm, Sweden PhD, Medical Bioinformatics

(Thesis title: Transcriptional gene signatures: Passing the Restriction point for routine clinical implementation)

Aug 2013 – Jun 2014

Stockholm University (SU) - Stockholm, Sweden Pre-PhD MSc, Computational Biophysics, Biochemistry

Aug 2010 – Nov 2012

Lund University (LU) - Lund, Sweden MSc, Bioinformatics

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Jun 2022 – Jun 2023

Prostate Cancer Program –Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF, CA, USA

Jan 2023

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Postdoctoral scholars travel grant, UCSF, CA, USA

Jan 2023

Scientific Leadership and Management scholarship, UC, CA, USA

Mar 2018

KI fonder (KI Foundations & funds), KI, Sweden

Dec 2015

Radiumhemmet forskningfonder (Radiumhemmet research funds), KI, Sweden