Bilde av Killie, Ida Løken
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Bilde av Killie, Ida Løken
Department of Community Medicine ida.m.killie@uit.no +4777625199 776 25199 You can find me here

Ida Løken Killie


PhD-student

Job description

I am a PhD student in the Systems Epidemiology research group (2020-2025). My main research focus is on associations between self-rated health and survival in the Norwegian Women and Cancer (NOWAC) study. I am especially interested in how modifiable lifestyle factors and socioeconomic position affects these associations. My project is part of Work package 3 of the RCN-funded research project Healthy Choices and the Social Gradient.

By background I am a skilled molecular biologist/immunologist, and I have 10 years experience from the Immunology research group at the Department of Medical Biology before joining the Department of Community medicine.  Here, I worked with human antigen-specific T cells in vitro and with developing a humanized mouse model expressing human HLA class II molecules for studying immune responses associatied with Fetal and Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) in vivo. I also had teaching duties in immunology and hematology for students in the medical, nursing, biomedicine, pharmacy and bioengineering programs.

I am a member of UiT's central election board and a former member of the faculty board at Faculty of Health Sciences (2021).


  • Ida Løken Killie, Tonje Bjørndal Braaten, Geir Fagerjord Lorem, Kristin Benjaminsen Borch :
    Associations Between Self-Rated Health and Mortality in the Norwegian Women and Cancer (NOWAC) Study
    Clinical Epidemiology 2024 DOI
  • Maria Therese Ahlen, Anne Husebekk, Ida Løken Killie, Bjørn Ragnar Skogen, Tor Brynjar Stuge :
    T cell responses to human platelet antigen-1a involve a unique form of indirect allorecognition
    JCI Insight 2016 DOI
  • Anne Husebekk, Maria Therese Ahlen, Mette Kjær Killie, Heidi Tiller, Mariana Eksteen, Ida Løken Killie et al.:
    Blood group antigens and immune responses-detailed knowledge is necessary to prevent immunization and to follow up immunized individuals
    ISBT Science Series 2010
  • Ida Løken Killie, Tonje Bjørndal Braaten, Geir Fagerjord Lorem, Kristin Benjaminsen Borch :
    Associations between self-rated health and mortality in the Norwegian Women and Cancer study
    2023
  • Ida Løken Killie, Maria Therese Ahlen, Anne Husebekk, Bjørn Ragnar Skogen, Tor Brynjar Stuge :
    Induction and detection of in vivo immune responses to HPA-1a in a novel murine model of fetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT)
    2014
  • Ida Løken Killie, Anne Husebekk, Maria Therese Ahlen, M. Roalso, Bjørn Ragnar Skogen, Tor Brynjar Stuge :
    ARE CURRENT MURINE MODELS OF FETAL/NEONATAL ALLOIMMUNE THROMBOCYTOPENIA BRINGING US CLOSER TO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND TREATMENT OF THE DISEASE?
    Vox Sanguinis 2013
  • Anne Husebekk, Maria Therese Ahlen, Mette Kjær Killie, Heidi Tiller, Mariana Eksteen, Ida Løken Killie et al.:
    MATERNAL ALLOIMMUNE RESPONSE DURING PREGNANCY: BRAKE OF MATERNAL TOLERANCE TO FETAL HUMAN PLATELET ANTIGEN 1A ANTIGEN MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED PLACENTAL FUNCTION
    Placenta 2011

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    Research interests

    Self-rated health and survival by modifiable lifestyle factors and socioeconomic conditions in The Norwegian Women and Cancer Study (NOWAC)

    Teaching

    Statistics and epidemiology for students in medicine, odontology, nutrition and public health.

    Supervision of students in the medical and nutrition programs.

    Previously:

    Immunology, hematology and transfusion medicine for medicine, biomedicine, nursing, pharmacy and bioengineering students.

    Responsible for the immunology teaching for pharmacy students 2016-2018.