Mikael IvarssonTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303268
About Mikael Ivarsson
Mikael Ivarsson is an associate professor and university lecturer at the Department of Health Sciences . After a pharmacy degree, Mikael earned his PhD in medical biochemistry in 1996 at Uppsala University. In the doctoral dissertation, healing processes were studied focusing on connective tissue production, especially collagen. Among other things, he studied how pericytes around small vessels could differentiate into collagen-producing cells and participate in the formation of connective tissue. A scholarship from the Cancer Foundation took Mikael to Dijon in France with an in-depth study of the role of extracellular matrix in cancer cell survival. Another scholarship, this time from the Swedish Society for Medical Research, provided an opportunity to study the mechanisms underlying the beneficial effect of skin epithelial cells on scarring - an area of particular importance for the problem of burn injuries. That work was done at the Academic Hospital in Uppsala. In Örebro, Mikael has been active at the Clinical Research Center at the University Hospital and as a teacher and researcher at the University. The present research further builds on the activity of connective tissue cells especiallyr elated to inflammation in wound healing (chronic wounds) but also in inflammatory processes in the bone marrow seen in so-called myeloproliferative neoplasias.