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Lovisa Johansson

PhD student

Lovisa Johansson is a PhD student in the Hallbeck lab working to elucidate the mechanisms underlying propagation of neurodegenerative disease proteins, with specific focus on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Main research areas

In Lovisa's research, she investigates three key areas including:

* The role of the endocytic system in protein aggregation

* The role of exosomes/extracellular vesicles (EVs) in the cell-to-cell propagation of aggregates

* The utilisation of EVs for early Alzheimer's disease diagnosis

This work is critical in improving our understanding of processes involved in disease progress and will ultimately increase our chances of developing diagnostic and therapeutic targets for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.



Tahir Ali, Antonia N. Klein, Keegan McDonald, Lovisa Johansson, Priyanka Ganguli Mukherjee, Martin Hallbeck, Katsumi Doh-ura, Hermann M. Schatzl, Sabine Gilch (2023) Cellulose ether treatment inhibits amyloid beta aggregation, neuroinflammation and cognitive deficits in transgenic mouse model of Alzheimers disease Journal of Neuroinflammation, Vol. 20, Article 177 Continue to DOI


Lina Tingö, Emelie Ahlberg, Lovisa Johansson, Sindre Andre Pedersen, Konika Chawla, Pål Saetrom, Erika Cione, Melanie Rae Simpson (2021) Non-Coding RNAs in Human Breast Milk: A Systematic Review Frontiers in Immunology, Vol. 12, Article 725323 Continue to DOI


Irene Håkansson, Lovisa Johansson, Charlotte Dahle, Magnus Vrethem, Jan Ernerudh (2019) Fatigue scores correlate with other self-assessment data, but not with clinical and biomarker parameters, in CIS and RRMS Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, Vol. 36, Article UNSP 101424 Continue to DOI