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Anna Lundberg

Senior Research Coordinator

Our research focuses on the perturbed immune system in coronary artery disease. We study stress, inflammation and atherosclerosis in regard to the function and proportion of white blood cells.


In our research we study the balance of the immune system in coronary artery disease. Inflammation is important for the development of atherosclerosis. 

We study stress and inflammation in coronary artery disease patients (CAD) after stress tests, both physical and psychological. The material used is mainly blood, saliva and bone marrow. We study the function and proportion of different immune cells. The cells we are mostly interested in is different types of T-cells, NK-cells, monocytes and neutrophils.

Our general aim is to increase the knowledge about the perturbed immune system and the loss of immune homeostasis in CAD patients and thereby, identify new and more individualized diagnostics and therapies.

Example of methods that I use in our research:

  • Flow cytometry for analysis and cell sorting
  • Molecular biology techniques
  • Cell isolation and cell culture
  • ELISA and Luminex


Telefon: 010-103 6547


About me


  • Master of Science in Medical Biology 2002
  • PhD 2009

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Filip Hammaréus, Lennart Nilsson, Kwok-Leung Ong, Margareta Kristenson, Karin Festin, Anna K. Lundberg, Rosanna W. S. Chung, Eva Swahn, Joakim Alfredsson, Signe Holm Nielsen, Lena Jonasson (2023) Plasma type I collagen α1 chain in relation to coronary artery disease: findings from a prospective population-based cohort and an acute myocardial infarction prospective cohort in Sweden. BMJ Open, Vol. 13, Article e073561 Continue to DOI
Mårten Sandstedt, Rosanna Chung, Camilla Skoglund, Anna Lundberg, Carl Johan Östgren, Jan Ernerudh, Lena Jonasson (2023) Complete fatty degeneration of thymus associates with male sex, obesity and loss of circulating naïve CD8+ T cells in a Swedish middle-aged population Immunity & Ageing, Vol. 20, Article 45 Continue to DOI


Midean Ismail, Samuel Stagling, Anna Lundberg, Fredrik H Nyström (2022) A cross-over study of postprandial effects from moist snuff and red wine on metabolic rate, appetite-related hormones and glucose Drug And Alcohol Dependence, Vol. 236, Article 109479 Continue to DOI


Anna Lundberg, Rosanna Chung, Louise Zeijlon, Gustav Fernström, Lena Jonasson (2021) Oxidative stress response in regulatory and conventional T cells: a comparison between patients with chronic coronary syndrome and healthy subjects Journal of Translational Medicine, Vol. 19, Article 241 Continue to DOI


Zeid Mahmood, Anette Davidsson, Eva Olsson, Per Leanderson, Anna Lundberg, Lena Jonasson (2020) The effect of acute exercise on interleukin-6 and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses in patients with coronary artery disease Scientific Reports, Vol. 10, Article 21390 Continue to DOI