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Sara Wernersson

Sara Wernersson


Sara Wernersson
I am senior lecturer in histophysiology and associate professor in inflammation 

The aim of my research has been to identify harmful and protective mechanisms that operates during inflammatory diseases, e.g. allergy, sepsis and obesity. I am particularly interested in the role of the immune system and I have mainly focused on the ability of mast cells to regulate inflammation.

Mast cells can release substances that stimulate or suppress inflammation

Foto: Sara Wernersson (600x Toluidine blue).

Education and degree

Molecular Biology, MSc, Uppsala University, 1995
PhD, Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University, 2000
Associate Professor, Molecular inflammation research, SLU, 2008


PhD student, Dept of Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, 1996-2000
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Cell and Molecular Biology, Uppsala University, 2001-2004
Assistant Professor in Medical Biochemistry, Section of Biochemistry, SLU, 2005-2010
Senior Lecturer in Histophysiology, SLU, 2011-current

My current research is focused around three different areas:

  1. Mast cell proteases in allergic inflammation
  2. Cytokines as biomarkers in canine pyometra and sepsis
  3. Metabolism and gut microbia in overweight dogs


Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry (AFB); Division of Anatomy and Physiology
Telephone: +4618672112
Postal address:
Institutionen för anatomi, fysiologi och biokemi
Box 7023
Visiting address: VHC Huvudentré, Ulls väg 26, hus 5, plan 4, Uppsala