The Team
Frode Jahnsen (Group leader)

Frode Jahnsen (Group leader)

Frode is professor of medicine at the University of Oslo and senior consultant in clinical gastrointestinal pathology. He obtained his PhD in immunology under the supervision of Prof. Per Brandtzæg’s…

Tuva Høst Brunsell (Postdoc)

Tuva Høst Brunsell (Postdoc)

Tuva started in January 2021 in a shared position as a pathologist in training and a postdoc in the lab. After completing her medical studies and internship she obtained a…

Espen Bækkevold (Researcher)

Espen Bækkevold (Researcher)

Espen is molecular cell biologist and has a PhD in immunology from the University of Oslo. Following a postdoc at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital and a researcher…

Raquel Bartolome Casado (Postdoc)

Raquel Bartolome Casado (Postdoc)

Raquel is interested in studying the immune cells that are lodged in the human intestinal mucosa at single-cell resolution. After obtaining her degree in Biotechnology at the University of Salamanca…

Madeleine Chouliara (Postdoc)

Madeleine Chouliara (Postdoc)

Madeleine got a BSc in Physics from the University of Athens and an MSc in Applied Physics with a specialization in Photonics and Quantum Optics from the University of Strathclyde.…

Diana Domanska (Researcher)

Diana Domanska (Researcher)

Diana is a bioinformatician and matematician. She received her PhD in computer science from University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland) in 2014. After PhD, she did her postdoc at the…

Kjersti Thorvaldsen Hagen (Laboratory Scientist)

Kjersti Thorvaldsen Hagen (Laboratory Scientist)

Kjersti is a biomedical laboratory scientist from Oslo Metropolitan University, and Kjersti joined the lab in 2008. Her main expertise is immunohistochemistry- and immunofluorescence methods. She also has genuine interests…

Hanna Johannessen (PhD student)

Hanna Johannessen (PhD student)

Hanna joined the lab in February 2021 after completing her medical studies at the University of Oslo. Hanna is interested in the development of the mucosal immune system in the…

Victoria Therese Karlsen (PhD student)

Victoria Therese Karlsen (PhD student)

Victoria joined the lab in 2019 for her Master’s project, characterizing macrophages in the human colonic mucosa, and is now a PhD candidate in the group. Victoria is interested in…

Sol Lim (Postdoc)

Sol Lim (Postdoc)

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…

Umair Majid (PhD student)

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.…

Niladri Bhusan Pati (Researcher)

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…

Danh Phung (Laboratory Scientist)

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…

Naveen Parmar (Postdoc)

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…

Marianne Skeie (Laboratory Scientist)

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…

Linda Solfjell (Laboratory Scientist)

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,…

Sinan Umu (Researcher)

Sinan Umu (Researcher)

Sinan is a physicist and computational biologist. He has an MS degree in bioinformatics and received his PhD in bioinformatics from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2016. He…