Andrei Chagin
Associate Professor, PhD

I am studying various aspects of skeletal biology, from developmental and evolutionary appearance of skeletal elements to their maintenance and degeneration with aging.

Head of Laboratory for skeletal physiology
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Karolinska Institutet
171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

Head of Laboratory for skeletal biology
Institute of Medicine
Gothenburg University
405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Tel: +46852487940;
Cell: +46701628625 (WhatsApp, Viber)
✉ andrei.chagin at

Karolinska Institute / Gothenburg University

Dana Trompet

I study the skeletal stem and progenitor cells (SSPCs), their interaction with their niche, and their behavior upon different stimuli or environments. I am interested in the regulation of SSPCs via growth hormone, and how SSPCs are affected in pathological conditions.

Postdoctoral fellow
✉ dana.trompet at

Daniela Hanke

I study the effects of malnourishment and later catch-up growth on stem cells in the growth plate using various diets and different transgenic mouse strains. Further I try to establish an assay to transdifferentiate human fibroblast into osteoblasts to measure osteoblastic bone mineralization in fibroblast extracted from patients with bone-specific diseases.

Postdoctoral fellow
✉ daniela.hanke at

Lei Li

Postdoctoral fellow
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Nelson Chu

I am working on characterizing the cellular dynamics of osteochondro-progenitor cells in bone and using advance imaging techniques to reconstruct the niche of skeletal stem cells in different context. I am also exploring the possibility to apply spatial transcriptomics to study the development of skeletal elements in detail.

Postdoctoral fellow
✉ tsz.long.chu at

Ostap Dregval

Doing bioinformatics and data analysis, currently focusing on analyzing Single Cell RNAseq data.

✉ ostap.dregval at

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Meng Xie, postdoctoral fellow 2013-2021
Phillip Newton, postdoctoral fellow 2013-2019
Lei Li, PhD student 2014-2019
Dominyka Batkovskyte, master student (Karolinska Institutet) 2016-2017
Baris Ulum, Erasmus student (Hacettepe University, Turkey) 2015-2016
Thibault Bouderlique, postdoctoral fellow 2013-2016
Per-Juan Kernell, visiting researcher 2015.
Simon Sulter, master student (Zurich University) 2014-2015
Karuna Vuppalapati, PhD student, 2011-2015
Giuseppe DiLernia, master student (Karolinska Institutet) 2013-2014
Savas Ay, Erasmus student (Dicle University, Turkey) 2013-2014
Rinat Gizatulin, visiting researcher 2013-2014
Klas Walden, visiting gymnasium student (KI summer school) 2013
Amanda Demir, visiting gymnasium student (KI summer school) 2013
Oskar Ljungkvist, visiting gymnasium student (KI summer school) 2012
Frida Kozma, visiting gymnasium student (KI summer school) 2012
Sima Rabah Zare, master student (from Skövde University), 2011-2012