Bilde av Ullsten-Wahlund, Casper
Bilde av Ullsten-Wahlund, Casper
Department of Clinical Medicine Tromsø

Casper Ullsten-Wahlund

Post Doc

Job description

Investigating cellular mechanisms behind venous thrombosis, with an emphasis on extracellular vesicles and hypoxia

  • Omri Snir, line Wilsgård, Nadezhda Latysheva, Casper Ullsten-Wahlund, Sigrid Kufaas Brækkan, Kristian Dalsbø Hindberg et al.:
    Plasma levels of platelet-derived microvesicles are associated with risk of future venous thromboembolism
    Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Casper Ullsten-Wahlund, Safak Caglayan, John-Bjarne Hansen, Omri Snir :
    Prothrombotic responses to hypoxia and inflammatory stimuli in endothelial cells
  • Casper Ullsten-Wahlund, Safak Caglayan, Christabel Esi Damoah, John Bjarne Hansen, Omri Snir :
    Hypoxia augments proinflammatory activation of endothelial cells towards a prothrombotic phenotype
  • Casper Ullsten-Wahlund, John-Bjarne Hansen, Omri Snir :
    The effects of hypoxia on activation of endothelial cells

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    Research interests

    Investigating cellular mechanisms triggering thrombotic development, with emphasis on extracellular vesicles and hypoxia

    Member of research group


    2020 Aug-

    Marie Sklodowska-Curie Post Doctoral Fellow, UiT Arctic University of Norway

    My 2-year project aims at defining the role of intermittent hypoxia and inflammation in venous thrombosis. Intravascular cells are stimulated with combinations of pathogenic triggers, and thrombotic effects are studied on the cells, and on the extracellular vesicles released by the stimulated cells. I aim at both discovering new aspects thrombotic intiation, and new potential biomarkers for disease based on extracellular vesicles.


    2019 Aug- 2020 Aug

    Post doctoral Researcher, University of Tromsø

    Thrombotic research with focus on the roles of hypoxia and extracellular vesicles in initiation and development of the thrombus.


    2018-Aug 2019

    Senior scientist, EDS Exosome Diagnostic Systems AB, Uppsala Sweden       

    The company develops a technical platform for research and diagnostics based on exosomes. My role was to implement current research strategies on exosomes into the development and to establish connections to prominent research groups in the field.


    2016 (one month)

    Intern, GE Healthcare Biosciences, Uppsala Sweden

    I worked in the application section with surface plasmon resonance, particularly with applications of the instrument into research projects. 



    PhD Student in Immunology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

    Exosomes and extracellular vesicles (EVs) in inflammation, immune therapy and diagnostics. 



    Master of Science in Immunology, Uppsala University, Sweden

    Immunology, infection biology, toxicology, and an 8-month research project on how exosomes may contribute to chronic virus infection in human cells. 


    2013 (six months)

    Research training, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

    Evaluation period of 6 months for the PhD position. 


    2011 (2 months)

    Research training, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China 

    Setup of in vivo experiments on RT-qPCR-based analysis of genetical impact of viral infections



    Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden

    Main topics were human physiology, cell biology, and immunology.