Caroline Leijonhufvud

Caroline Leijonhufvud

Clinical assistant

M.D., Ph.D. Student

Research description

Caroline Leijonhufvud is an M.D.-Ph.D student in Mattias Carlsten's research group. Her Ph.D. projects focus on NK cell targeting specificity before and after ex vivo expansion and how the NK cells can be genetically engineered to further improve their tumor targeting capacity, including antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity.

Caroline is supervised by Mattias Carlsten and co-supervised by Andreas Lundqvist, CCK, KI, and Richard W. Childs at the NIH. Her Ph.D. is supported by the Clinical Scientist Training Programme (CSTP) at Karolinska Institutet and the Research Medical Internship Programme (forskar-AT) at Stockholm County and KI.

Caroline received her M.D. from Karolinska Institutet (KI) 2016, after which she worked as a junior doctor in transplantation surgery and stem cells transplantation.

Caroline started as a pre-Ph.D. student with Dr. Andreas Lundqvist at Cancer Center at KI (CCK) in 2013 and did her degree project in medicine 2014/2015 at KI/NIH with Dr. Carlsten.

Education

Swedish Medical licence 2021

Research Medical Internship Programme (Forskar-AT) Karolinska University Hospital

Medical Doctor, Karolinska Institute 2016

FoLäk fd LÄFO Karolinska Institute

Stockholm School of Economics 2008-2011