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Our team


Mattias Svensson
Principal Investigator

Mattias is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research, University of Gothenburg. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Gothenburg and his postdoctoral training at the La Jolla Insitute of Immunology and the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Mattias also serves at the Deputy Head of Department at The Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research


Miriam Bollmann
Postdoctoral Scholar

Miriam received her Ph.D. from the University in Magdenburg, Germany. She is developing novel methods to study the interaction between stromal cells and immune cells in the synvoium. 

Gunilla recieved her degree as Biomedical Scientist from the University of Gothenburg. She is currently responsible for collecting and analyzing clinical samples obtained from patients. She is also performing moelcular and functional in vitro assays with fibroblast-like synvocytes.


Anders Nguyen
PhD Student

Anders recieved his M.Sc. from the University of Gothenburg. He is currently stuyding the interaction between ILCs and stromal cells in the pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthrtiis. His work includes performing molecular and functional in vitro and in vivo assay.

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Agnieszka Lastowska
PhD Student

Agnieszka received her M.Sc from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She is currently investigating what mechanisms that regulates the development and activation of ILCs in humans and mice. 

Gustav is a biotechnologist from Chalmers University. He is currently developing multicolor immunofloursecent staining protocols for detecting innate immune cells (e.g. ILCs) and stromal cells (e.g. fibroblast-like synoviocytes) in human tissue samples. 


Oskar Landberg
Medical student 


Negar Ayoubzadeh
Research Assistant

Embryonic Stem Cells
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Suzan Gumush 
Bachelor student

Ing-Marie Jonsson
Research assistant

Oskar is a student on the medical program at the University of Gothenburg. He is currently doing his Master thesis project focusing on developing novel methods for 3D cultures of synovial cells. 

Negar recieved her M.Sc. from the Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran, Iran. She is currently developing methodology to enable study the interaction of innate immune cells (e.g. ILCs) and stromal cells (e.g. fibroblast-like synoviocytes) in human tissue. 

Suzan is a student at University of Skövde. She is currently doing her Bachelor thesis focusing on the role of sex chromosomes in anti-viral immunity.  

Ing-Marie has a PhD from the University of Gothenburg and over 50 years of experience working with histolopathology. She is our histology wizard.


2024.        Charlotte Van Der Plas - Research assistant - Continuing University  
2024.        Symeon Kourmoulakis - Research assistant - Currently research assistant at Krefting Center 
2023.        Alfred Andersson, Bachelor Thesis project (15hp)    
2023         Faiza Tahsin Rashid, Master Thesis Project (60hp)
2023         Olaitan Salam, Master Thesis Project (60hp)     
2022         Gunilla Larsson, Research Assistant   
2020         Jennie Lindau, Medical student, Master Thesis Project (30hp)
2020         Rawan Qtefan, Pharmacy student, Master Thesis Project (30hp)

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