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Sara Persson

Sara Persson


My main research focus is on reproduction and reproductive toxicity, especially in relation to environmental pollutants. This includes both wildlife field studies and in vitro models of oocyte maturation and early embryo development. My research on wildlife is closely related to environmental monitoring.

Most part of my time I work as a coordinator at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, regaring the use of animals in research and education.


Senior curator, Swedish Museum of Natural History (2017-2023)

University adjunct, Dept of Clinical Sciences (2013-ongoing)

PhD in veterinary medicine, Uppsala 2013

Doctor in veterinary medicine, Uppsala 2007 (330 ETCS)

Biology, Uppsala 2000-2001 (67,5 ETCS)


PhD students:

Stina Wallander (2023-ongoing). 

Ida Hallberg (2017-2022). Co-supervisor.


Master students (selection):

Persson Leijer, Y: 2017 Biphenol A in urine from Swedish pet dogs - a risk factor for clinical prostate problems?

Ekoutsidou, S Effects of bisphenol A on ovarian morphology in rats

Pålsson, E., 2016 Phthalate metabolites in urine samples from dogs.

Nohrborg, S., 2015 Phthalates in dog toys on the Swedish market.

Selected publications

Selected publications (for all publications see Google Scholar)

Hallberg, I., Plassmann, M., Olovsson, M., Holte, J., Damdimopoulou, P., Sjunnesson, Y. C., Benskin J. & Persson, S. (2021). Suspect and non-target screening of ovarian follicular fluid and serum–identification of anthropogenic chemicals and investigation of their association to fertility. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 23(10), 1578-1588.

Hallberg, I., Persson, S., Olovsson, M., Moberg, M., Ranefall, P., Laskowski, D., ... & Sjunnesson, Y. C. (2022). Bovine oocyte exposure to perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS) induces phenotypic, transcriptomic, and DNA methylation changes in resulting embryos in vitro. Reproductive Toxicology, 109, 19-30.

Persson, S., Magnusson U. Environmental pollutants and alterations in the reproductive system in wild male mink (Neovison vison) from Sweden.  Chemosphere 120 (2015): 237-245 

Persson, S., Rotander, A., Kärrman, A., van Bavel, B. & Magnusson, U. (2013). Perfluoroalkyl acids in subarctic wild male mink (Neovison vison) in relation to age, season and geographical area. Environment International  59, 425-430.



Persson, S. (2013). The wild male mink as a sentinel for endocrine-disrupting chemicals and reproductive toxicity. Diss. Uppsala: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. ISBN 9157678685.


Coordinator at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, faculty office
Telephone: +4618673068, +46766191849
Postal address:
VH-fakultetens kansli, Box 7084
750 07 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Almas allé 8, Uppsala