Cecilia Jylhä

Affiliated to research

About me

I defended my thesis on DNA repair at Stockholm University in 2011. With an increased focus on cancer, I continued as a researcher in the DNA repair field for a few years while moving to SciLifeLab in Solna. I spent 2014 at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, where I came even closer to the clinical setting in my aims to optimise radiotherapy for different tumors. My progression from basic research towards patient care has since May 2017 taken me to the group of Katarina Le Blanc at KI, where we develop cell therapies and produce mesenchymal stem cells intended for clinical use.


  • M.Sc. in Cell- and Molecular Biology at Södertörn University College
  • PhD in Molecular Genetics at Stockholm University