Tommy Lundberg

Assistant senior lecturer

Research description

An overall theme of my past and intended future long-term research relates to the control and regulation of skeletal muscle mass and function. More specifically, in contexts such as sports performance, disease and aging, I am interested in how human skeletal muscle responds and adapts to increased or decreased use. In this work, the functional, metabolic, morphological, and molecular adaptations to acute and chronic resistance and/or aerobic-type training are studied.

Teaching portfolio

My general competence area is human physiology and sports science, with specific expertise in exercise physiology. My current teaching activity is 50% of full-time. The teaching activities refer mainly to the Degree programmes in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Biomedical Analytics at the Karolinska Institutet. I am also the course leader for a contract education course in Advanced Exercise Physiology (4.5 credits).


2014 Doctoral degree in Sports Science, Mid Sweden University

2009 Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, Loughborough University

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2017 Swedish Central Association for Sport Promotion (SCIF) prize for most prominent young researcher in Sport Science

2009 MSc Pass with Distinction