Sol is a postdoc currently based in Inouye lab, department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge. She received her BSc in Mathematics, MSc in Interdisciplinary program in Cognitive Sciences, and PhD in Computational Neuroscience from Seoul National University, South Korea in 2015. During her PhD, she studied Connectomics with Dr Kaiser (Seoul, South Korea and Newcastle, UK), regarding the spatial and topological characteristics of the brain network and its development both microscopically between synapses and macroscopically using neuroimaging. After her PhD, she moved to Indiana University (Bloomington, USA) to work with Dr Sporns and network scientists at the Indiana University Network Institute on multi-scale community detection and multi-layer networks applied to human brain networks. She then came back to the UK to join the Bullmore group in the department of psychiatry, University of Cambridge where she worked on the structural and functional network changes in the adolescent brain. In April 2020, she joined the JahnsenLab to investigate multi-omic characteristics as well as the B cell receptor repertoire of the long-lived plasma cells in the human intestine at both bulk and single-cell levels.
Håvard Takle Lindholm (Researcher)
Håvard is a bioinformatician with a background in molecular biology. He received his PhD in Molecular Medicine in 2021 from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim under the supervision of Menno Oudhoff. In his PhD he studied the interaction between immune cells and epithelial cells in the gut using both wet lab and dry lab techniques. After the PhD, he joined the lab of Daniel De Carvalho at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada as a bioinformatician. In Toronto he is studying mechanisms regulating the presence of immunogenic endogenous retroelements and how these can be targeted to treat cancer. Håvard is part time employed in the Jahnsen lab where he is using his experience with analysis of sequencing and imaging data to study diseases of the gut.
Umair Majid (PhD student)
Umair Majid is a medical doctor with working experience in gastrointestinal surgery. Umair studies the role of mucosal macrophages in healthy colon and their disease modifying mechanisms in colorectal cancer. He has a shared position at the University of Oslo as a lecturer and teaches surgery to medical students at the medical faculty. Umair is also a board member at the Institute of Clinical Medicine at the Medical Faculty.
Niladri Bhusan Pati (Researcher)
Niladri joined the lab in May 2019. Niladri did his Masters in Biotechnology and PhD in infection biology from KIIT University, India. His expertise are involved in the areas of infection biology, gut immunology, vaccine and therapeutics. Niladri was a research fellow at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland. He worked in the field of Salmonella biology in Hardt group. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship from University of Giessen, Germany, where he was studying neonatal infection with MDR strains. Further, he continued his postdoctoral fellowship at University of Oslo focusing on a novel approach of customized antigen processing and presentation using invariant chain. Currently, Niladri studies the functional variability between IgA secreted from different subsets of intestinal plasma cells and their specificity towards gut microbiota.
Danh Phung (Laboratory Scientist)
Danh is a wet-lab enthusiast and has special interest in projects involving using single cell sequencing techniques. He joined the group in 2016, and manages the wet laboratory part of the group. Danh’s background composes of a Master of Technology degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D in protein biochemistry focusing on food poisoning mode-of-action by bacterial toxins.
Naveen Parmar (Postdoc)
I was employed as a postdoctoral fellow and a researcher at CEMIR, NTNU Trondheim for 3, 5 years. I investigated the role of the epigenetic enzyme during gut homeostasis and infection-induced colitis in mouse models, so I have expertise in establishing mouse enteroids and colonoids. Usually, I used immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy methods to dissect new aspects of intestinal biology. Therefore, I am very excited to start my new project at Rikshospitalet, UiO, on the human gut system.
Karoline Rapp Vander-Elst (PhD student)
Karoline has a Master of Science in chemistry and biotechnology from NMBU. She joined the lab in August 2022 as a PhD student and has a special interest in single cell analysis and spatial transcriptomics. In her PhD project she will work on constructing a whole-transcriptome map of inflamed gut at a single cell resolution, with the aim of identifying biomarkers for personalized treatment for patients with IBD.
Marianne Skeie (Laboratory Scientist)
Marianne joined the group in 2018, after working in another research group at the Dept. of Pathology since 2001. She has a MSc (Cand. scient.) in Biochemistry from the University of Oslo and has broad wet lab experience in molecular and cellular biology.
Linda Solfjell (Laboratory Scientist)
Linda is a Biomedical Laboratory Scientist and has been working at the Dept of Pathology since 1999. She is specialized in molecular biology, with main focus on cloning, RNA/DNA techniques, and PCR. She also helps out with some administrative work.
HM the King’s Gold medal to Casado
Raquel is awarded HM King’s Gold medal for best PhD thesis at the University of Oslo in 2021. Read more about her work here.