Department of Clinical Medicine casper.wahlund@uit.no Tromsø

Casper Ullsten-Wahlund

Post Doc

Job description

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

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.