Senior research specialist
I have a strong research interest in adaptive immunity, autoantibodies, and autoreactive B cells in health and disease. The translational research laboratory is located at the Center for Molecular Medicine and we work in close collaboration with the Rheumatology Clinic at Karolinska University Hospital. I have a PhD in biotechnology and a background in protein engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden) and pursued my interests in immunology, antibody engineering, and B cell biology in rheumatic disease in San Diego (UCSD) and New York (NYU School of Medicine) as a postdoctoral researcher and junior faculty 2008-2014. At KI, my research team is focusing on understanding the role of autoantibodies and autoreactive B cells in rheumatic diseases using approaches including generation of human monoclonal autoantibodies for functional in vitro and in vivo studies, immunoglobulin repertoire studies, and B cell investigations.
Address: Department of Medicine Solna, Division of Rheumatology, Karolinska Institutet, Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) L8:04, Karolinska University Hospital, Visionsgatan 18, 171 64 Stockholm, Sweden.
2003 M Sc Engineering Biology, Linköping University, Stockholm, Sweden
2008 PhD Molecular Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
2019 Docent/Associate Professor Experimental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden