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Geir Christensen

Professor Emeritus

Stokke group

A passionate mentor looks back, professor Geir Christensen retires March 2024.

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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Ruud M, Frisk M, Melleby AO, Norseng PA, Mohamed BA, Li J, Aronsen JM, Setterberg IE, Jakubiczka J, van Hout I, Coffey S, Shen X, Nygård S, Lunde IG, Tønnessen T, Jones PP, Sjaastad I, Gullestad L, Toischer K, Dahl CP, Christensen G, Louch WE (2024)
Regulation of cardiomyocyte t-tubule structure by preload and afterload: Roles in cardiac compensation and decompensation
J Physiol
PubMed 38686538 DOI 10.1113/JP284566
Sasi A, Romaine A, Erusappan PM, Melleby AO, Hasic A, Dahl CP, Broch K, Almaas VM, Puertas RD, Roderick HL, Lunde IG, Sjaastad I, Vistnes M, Christensen G (2023)
Temporal expression and spatial distribution of the proteoglycan versican during cardiac fibrosis development
Matrix Biol Plus, 19-20, 100135
PubMed 38076279 DOI 10.1016/j.mbplus.2023.100135
Vistnes M, Erusappan PM, Sasi A, Nordén ES, Bergo KK, Romaine A, Lunde IG, Zhang L, Olsen MB, Øgaard J, Carlson CR, Wang CH, Riise J, Dahl CP, Fiane AE, Hauge-Iversen IM, Espe E, Melleby AO, Tønnessen T, Aronsen JM, Sjaastad I, Christensen G (2023)
Inhibition of the extracellular enzyme A disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin motif 4 prevents cardiac fibrosis and dysfunction
Cardiovasc Res, 119 (10), 1915-1927
PubMed 37216909 DOI 10.1093/cvr/cvad078
Perdreau-Dahl H, Lipsett DB, Frisk M, Kermani F, Carlson CR, Brech A, Shen X, Bergan-Dahl A, Hou Y, Tuomainen T, Tavi P, Jones PP, Lunde M, Wasserstrom JA, Laporte J, Ullrich ND, Christensen G, Morth JP, Louch WE (2023)
BIN1, Myotubularin, and Dynamin-2 Coordinate T-Tubule Growth in Cardiomyocytes
Circ Res, 132 (11), e188-e205
PubMed 37139790 DOI 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.122.321732
Andreassen K, Rixon C, Hansen MH, Hauge-Iversen IM, Zhang L, Sadredini M, Erusappan PM, Sjaastad I, Christensen G, Haugaa KH, Edvardsen T, Lunde IG, Stokke MK (2023)
Beneficial effects of exercise initiated before development of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in genotype-positive mice
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 324 (6), H881-H892
PubMed 37115627 DOI 10.1152/ajpheart.00701.2022
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