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Karoline Bjarnesdatter Rypdal

Doctoral Research Fellow

Lunde group



– MSc molecular medicine, 2015 NTNU

– Young Investigator Award, Heart Failure Association winter meeting, 2020

Academic interests
– Genetics/Genomics
– DNA/RNA high throughput sequencing
– Mouse models
– Heart failure
– Fibroblast biology
– Molecular analysis

Research area

  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Cell signaling
  • Fibroblast signaling
  • Fibrosis
  • Genetic cardiology
  • Heart failure

Latest publications

Rypdal KB, Erusappan PM, Melleby AO, Seifert DE, Palmero S, Strand ME, Tønnessen T, Dahl CP, Almaas V, Hubmacher D, Apte SS, Christensen G, Lunde IG (2021)
The extracellular matrix glycoprotein ADAMTSL2 is increased in heart failure and inhibits TGFβ signalling in cardiac fibroblasts
Sci Rep, 11 (1), 19757
PubMed 34611183 DOI 10.1038/s41598-021-99032-2