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Johan Nordgren

Associate Professor, Docent

Docent in Medical Microbiology.

Virus-host interactions in infection and disease

My research in centered on disentangling host and virus interactions and how these affect infection and disease.

I mainly study gastrointestinal viruses but also emerging and airborne viruses, often in a global health perspective. Through our studies we want to understand how both virus and host factors mediate susceptibility and severity to an infection. We are furthermore working with different infection models for functional studies to unravel virus-host interactions and pathogenic mechanisms on a molecular level.


Latest publications in LiU DiVA


Arash Hellysaz, Johan Nordgren, Magdalena Neijd, Magali Marti Generó, Lennart Svensson, Marie Hagbom (2023) Microbiota do not restrict rotavirus infection of colon Journal of Virology, Vol. 97, Article e01526-23 Continue to DOI
Hjalmar Waller, Noelia Carmona Vicente, Axel James, Melissa Govender, Francis Hopkins, Marie Larsson, Marie Hagbom, Lennart Svensson, Helena Enocsson, Annette Gustafsson, Åsa Nilsdotter-Augustinsson, Johanna Sjöwall, Johan Nordgren (2023) Viral load at hospitalization is an independent predictor of severe COVID-19 European Journal of Clinical Investigation, Vol. 53, Article e13882 Continue to DOI
Francis Hopkins, Johan Nordgren, Rafael Fernandez-Botran, Helena Enocsson, Melissa Govender, Cecilia Svanberg, Lennart Svensson, Marie Hagbom, Åsa Nilsdotter-Augustinsson, Sofia Nyström, Christopher Sjöwall, Johanna Sjöwall, Marie Larsson (2023) Pentameric C-reactive protein is a better prognostic biomarker and remains elevated for longer than monomeric CRP in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 Frontiers in Immunology, Vol. 14, Article 1259005 Continue to DOI
Yaoska Reyes, Denise T. St Jean, Natalie M. Bowman, Fredman Gonzalez, Slavica Mijatovic-Rustempasic, Sylvia Becker-Dreps, Lennart Svensson, Johan Nordgren, Filemon Bucardo, Nadja A. Vielot (2023) Nonsecretor Phenotype Is Associated With Less Risk of Rotavirus-Associated Acute Gastroenteritis in a Vaccinated Nicaraguan Birth Cohort Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 228, p. 1739-1747 Continue to DOI
Francis R. Hopkins, Melissa Govender, Cecilia Svanberg, Johan Nordgren, Hjalmar Waller, Åsa Nilsdotter-Augustinsson, Anna J. Henningsson, Marie Hagbom, Johanna Sjöwall, Sofia N. Nyström, Marie Larsson (2023) Major alterations to monocyte and dendritic cell subsets lasting more than 6 months after hospitalization for COVID-19 Frontiers in Immunology, Vol. 13, Article 1082912 Continue to DOI