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Geir Christensen

Group Leader & Professor

Christensen group

Email: geir.christensen@medisin.uio.no
Phone: +47 906 71 853

Education
– MD 1982
– PhD 1993
– Master of Health Administration 2004

Positions (selected)
– Professor of Medicine 2003-
– Founder and Head, Norwegian PhD School of Heart Research ( NORHEART) 2013-
– Head, Centre for Heart Failure Research 2003-2018
– Visiting Scientist, University of California, San Diego 1996-1997
– Postdoctoral Researcher 1993-1996
– PhD Student 1986-1992
– Resident, Internal Medicine 1982-1986

Awards, committees and memberships
– Award for Outstanding Research, Norwegian Health Association presented by King Harald V 2011
– Head of Organizing Committee, Annual Symposium on Heart Research 2003-2020
– Elected Member, The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters 2018-

Research area

  • Cell signaling
  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Fibrosis
  • Heart failure

Latest publications

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Støle TP, Lunde M, Shen X, Martinsen M, Lunde PK, Li J, Lockwood F, Sjaastad I, Louch WE, Aronsen JM, Christensen G, Carlson CR (2022)
The female syndecan-4-/- heart has smaller cardiomyocytes, augmented insulin/pSer473-Akt/pSer9-GSK-3β signaling, and lowered SCOP, pThr308-Akt/Akt and GLUT4 levels
Front Cell Dev Biol, 10, 908126
PubMed 36092718 DOI 10.3389/fcell.2022.908126
Romaine A, Melleby AO, Alam J, Lobert VH, Lu N, Lockwood FE, Hasic A, Lunde IG, Sjaastad I, Stenmark H, Herum KM, Gullberg D, Christensen G (2022)
Integrin α11β1 and syndecan-4 dual receptor ablation attenuate cardiac hypertrophy in the pressure overloaded heart
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 322 (6), H1057-H1071
PubMed 35522553 DOI 10.1152/ajpheart.00635.2021
Berge K, Brynildsen J, Røysland R, Strand H, Christensen G, Høiseth AD, Omland T, Røsjø H, Lyngbakken MN (2022)
Prognostic value of cardiac biomarkers and National Early Warning Score 2 in acute dyspnoea
Open Heart, 9 (1)
PubMed 35387863 DOI 10.1136/openhrt-2021-001938
Udjus C, Sjaastad I, Hjørnholm U, Tunestveit TK, Hoffmann P, Hinojosa A, Espe EKS, Christensen G, Skjønsberg OH, Larsen KO, Rostrup M (2022)
Extreme altitude induces divergent mass reduction of right and left ventricle in mountain climbers
Physiol Rep, 10 (3), e15184
PubMed 35146955 DOI 10.14814/phy2.15184
Carlson CR, Aronsen JM, Bergan-Dahl A, Moutty MC, Lunde M, Lunde PK, Jarstadmarken H, Wanichawan P, Pereira L, Kolstad TRS, Dalhus B, Subramanian H, Hille S, Christensen G, Müller OJ, Nikolaev V, Bers DM, Sjaastad I, Shen X, Louch WE, Klussmann E, Sejersted OM (2021)
AKAP18δ Anchors and Regulates CaMKII Activity at Phospholamban-SERCA2 and RYR
Circ Res, 130 (1), 27-44
PubMed 34814703 DOI 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.120.317976
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