We are a small team of enthusiastic researchers, keen on understanding the immune system and understanding the way that lymphocytes promote health and disease.
I’ve always been interested in the plasticity of the immune response. This led me to do a PhD project in Dale Godfrey’s lab at the University of Melbourne, where i worked on cytokine production by NKT cells. I performed a couple of postdocs under Jannie Borst in Amsterdam and Bart Lambrecht in Ghent, focussed on understanding T helper cell biology and in 2014, started my own group at the Karolinska Institute. I am still interested in understanding the factors that influence cell fate, especially in T cells.
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Junjie was awarded the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) fellowship and started his PhD in 2017. Junjie is developing novel models and pipelines for high throughput analysis of gene function in CD4 and CD8 T cells, in the settings of asthma and cancer.
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Egon Urgard is a Wenner-Gren fellow who performed his PhD at the University of Tartu under the supervision of Ana Rebane. Egon is an expert in inflammatory processes at tissue sites, with an interest in undertstanding allergic inflammation. He will be tracking T cells in various organs using histological approaches.
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Javiera Álvarez Morán
Javiera is a PhD student with a degree in Molecular Biotechnology Engineering from the University of Chile. Javiera will be studying the clonal response of T helper cells to allergens.
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