Dr Juhlin

Christofer Juhlin

Affiliated to research

About me

  • Associate Professor of Experimental Pathology at Karolinska Institutet.
  • Deputy Senior Consultant in Surgical Pathology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden with special focus on endocrine pathology.
  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Project group leader for research team investigating genetical mechanisms underlying endocrine tumorigenesis.
  • Previously visiting research scholar at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA (2013-2014).

Research description

My project group is investigating the genetical mechanisms which propel the development of cancer in hormone-secreting organs such as the thyroid, parathyroids and adrenal glands. By utilizing modern molecular techniques to approach specific hypotheses, results are implemented with the focus to deliver improved diagnostics and prognostics regarding these tumor types.

As an example, the project group has aided in the identification of two molecular markers for malignant parathyroid tumors (parafibromin and APC) which have been implemented for clinical use as diagnostic markers at several international institutions, including Karolinska University Hospital.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

  • Awarded the M.D. Ph.D Scholarship at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. The grant is equvalent of financing of a PhD student for four years.
  • Awarded the Clinical Postdoctoral Stipend in 2012 (supported by the Stockholm County Council (clinical postdoctorial appointment), equivalent of four years of half-time financing.
  • Awarded a scholarship from Erik and Edith Fernström's Foundation for Medical Research in 2013.
  • Currently grant-holder from the Swedish Cancer Society, the Swedish Medical Society, the Swedish Society of Endocrinology, KI Funds and The Cancer Society of Stockholm and the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF).
  • Awarded the Junior Clinical Investigator Award from The Swedish Cancer Society (grant covering half-time salary for research from 2017 to 2022).
  • Authoring three different WHO classification books in 2022.