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Lasse Bach Steffensen



Lasse Bach Steffensen
Postdoc, PhD
Cardiovascular and Renal Research
Phone: +45 25531280

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Research interests

 Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality worldwide, and the raging obesity- and type 2 diabetes pandemic will fortify this position long into the future. The primary interest of our group is to understand the molecular and cellular underpinnings of atherosclerosis with a special focus on the contribution of adipose tissue depots. Our research is based on investigations of genetically modified mice, and is extended to analyses of patient samples to ensure clinical relevance of our findings. We believe that this translational approach is key to uncover knowledge that will ultimately stimulate development of new treatment strategies. 

Methods and Techniques 

Mouse models of vascular disease, obesity, and diabetes.
Adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated gene delivery in mice.
DNA cloning.
Cell culture.
Proteomics (immunohistology, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, mass spectrometry).
Transcriptomics (quantitative PCR, microarray).
Biochemical assays.

Support received from 

Danish Diabetes Academy, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Independent Research Fund Denmark, RRR Denmark

Information for students

We welcome curious and motivated students at any level to contact Lasse Steffensen.

Members of the research group

Mie Rytz Hansen, Lab technician
Ann Sofie Madsen, Lab technician
Gitte Kitlen, Lab technician
Jannik Hjortshøj Larsen, PhD student
Didde Riisager Larsen, Master student
Cecilie Mark Andersson, Bachelor student
Julie Skorstengaard Hegelund, Bachelor student
Ann-Sofie Ellebæk Nyboe Nielsen, ISA student

Sidst opdateret: 16.11.2020