Our team

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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). In addition to his position in Gothenburg, he is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCSD.

Science

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.

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Anders Nguyen
Research Assistant

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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Negar Ayoubzadeh
Research Assistant

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. 

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. 

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Symeon Kourmoulakis
Research Assitant

Symeon received his M.Sc.in Biology from the Uppsala University after completing his thesis in the lab of professor Susanne Gabrielsson at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Symeon is currently characterizing the dynamics and function of ILCs in different aspects of rheumatic disease. 

Test Tubes

Gunilla Larsson
Research Assistant

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.

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Charlotte Van der plas 
Erasmus student

Faiza Tahsin Rashid
Master's student

Charlotte is an Erasmus student for the University of Applied Sciences Leiden in the Netherlands. Charlottes project is focused on understanding the dynamics and function of synovial ILCs during development of arthritis

Faiza is a Master's student in Biology at the University of Gothenburg. She is currently doing her 60hp Master's thesis project focused on understanding the role sex hormones in the development and function of our innate immune system. 

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Olaitan Salam
Master's student

Olaitan is a Master's student in Biology at the University of Gothenburg. She is currently doing her 60hp Master's thesis project focused on determining the interaction between ILCs and FLS during RA by establishing a novel culture system.

Alumni

2020         Jennie Lindau, Medical student, Master Thesis Project (30hp)
2020         Rawan Qtefan, Pharmacy student, Master Thesis Project (30hp)