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Departmental Staff

Head of Department


Alena Aliashkevich, postgraduate student (absence)
Allison Churcher, senior research assistant
Anders Nordström, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Annika Johansson, senior research engineer (absence), coordinator, research
Björn Schröder, researcher

My research focuses on the interaction between diet, gut microbiota and mucosal barrier function.

Christer Larsson, researcher, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Claire Sayers, other position, coordinator, project
David Cisneros Armas, senior research assistant

Molecular Biology of human bacterial symbionts

Dharmender Kumar, senior research assistant
Eric Toh, postgraduate student
Eva-Maria Diehl, other position

Communication officer for The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) with focus on research in life sciences and medicine.

Farag Salah Ibrahim, postgraduate student, research assistant
Felipe Cava, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Gemma Atkinson, research fellow (assistant professor)
Jens-Ola Ekström, senior research assistant
Katharina Wulff, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Linda Sandblad, senior research engineer, researcher

Project: Cell biology - Structure, assembly and cellular organization of the cytoskeleton

MIMS Team Leader

Director of Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy

Magesh Muthu, senior research engineer
Margus Tonu, senior research assistant
Maria Kim, senior research assistant
Mikael Wikström, senior research engineer, other position
Niklas Söderholm, senior research assistant
Nina Norgren, senior research assistant
Peter Lind, research fellow (assistant professor)
Saskia Erttmann, senior research engineer (absence), research fellow (assistant professor)
Shadi Jafari, senior research assistant
Sofia Håglin, other position, research assistant
Teresa Frisan, professor

Teresa Frisan, PhD, is Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology at Umeå University, actively involved in research and in teaching within the frame of undergraduate programs.

Tianyan Wang, postgraduate student
Victoriia Murina, senior research assistant
Vikash Pandey, senior research engineer
Viktoria Vedin, senior research engineer

Study councellor for the Bachelor's programmes in Life science and Biomedicine, Master's programmes in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine.

Yuri Schwartz, senior lecturer (associate professor)