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Karine Chemin

Senior researcher

Department and organisational affiliation:

About me

  • Senior researcher in T-cell biology: 2018-, Unit of Rheumatology, Karolinska Institute (KI), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Assistant Professor in T-cell biology: 2014- 2018, Unit of Rheumatology, Prof. Malmström´s group, Karolinska Institute (KI), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Postdoctoral position: 2011-2014, Unit of Rheumatology, Prof. Malmström´s group, Karolinska Institute (KI), Stockholm, Sweden. “The contribution of CD4+ T cells to Rheumatoid Arthritis” 
  • Postdoctoral position: 2006-2010, Dr. C. Hivroz´s group, Immunity and Cancer U932, Curie Institute, Paris, France. “Cellular mechanisms controlling IFN-g and IL-2 secretion in human CD4+ T cells” 
  • PhD student (Hematology): 2002-2006, Supervisor: Dr. JC. Bories, Unit of Immunopathology, Hôpital Saint Louis Paris, France. “Molecular mechanisms of T and B cell differentiation in mouse”
  • Master student: 2001-2002, Supervisor: Dr. JC. Bories, Unit of Immunopathology, Hôpital Saint Louis Paris, France
  • ERASMUS exchange: 1999, Center of Immunology Turku, Finland


Research description

My main research interest is T cell immunology, with a special focus on the function of T helper (CD4+) cells and their subsets. My line of research is to investigate the effector function of T cells at the site of inflammation in rheumatic diseases. My research relies on cross-disciplinary approaches with the aim of generating knowledge that can be used to improve treatment in rheumatic diseases.

Teaching portfolio

  • 2013-2019: Teaching at PhD courses: "Cytokines in Inflammation", (KI:1626), "Translational medicine in the Field of Autoimmunity (KI:2760)", "Clinical and Experimental NeuroImmunology, (KI:1627)", "Cellular signaling, (KI:3049)"
  • 2013-2019: Teaching at the Biomedicine Master Programme, KI 
  • 2017: Organisation of the PhD course "Cytokines in Inflmmation (KI:1626)"


  • PhD in Hematology, 2006 (University Paris 7, France)
  • Master degree: Hematology, 2002 (University Paris 7, France)
  • Bachelor degree: Cell Biology, 2000 (University Rennes 1, France)
  • Laboratory technician certificate, 1999 (University Quimper, France)


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