Jon Storm-Mathisen

Professor Emeritus - Amino Acid Transporters
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Phone +47-22851258
Mobile phone +47-97193044
Room 1296 Domus Medica

Academic interests

  • Neuroscience
  • Neuron – glia interaction
  • Inter- and intracellular signalling in the brain
  • Physical exercise, influence on the brain

Courses taught

  • Medical curriculum: Anatomy



  • Dr. med. (PhD), University of Oslo, 1976
  • Cand. Med. (MD), University of Oslo, 1965

Previous positions 

  • Research physician, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Division of Toxicology, Kjeller, Norway, 1968 - 1977
  • Locum tenens Professor of Anatomy, Inst. of Medical Biology, Univ of Tromsø, Norway, 1975
  • Assoc professor, University of Oslo, 1978 - 1984
  • Anatomy Department Head, 2004 - 2008

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  • Elected member Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters 1993
  • Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters 2005
  • Top rating (“excellent”) by international Review Panel on Research in Biology etc in Norway 2000
  • Fridtjof Nansen’s Award 2001
  • University of Oslo Research Prize 2004
  • Lundbeckfonden’s Nordic Researcher Prize 2005 (with OP Ottersen)
  • Anders Jahre’s Prize for Medical Research 2006
  • “Highly Cited Researcher” ISI since 2002 (top 0.5% most cited of the world’s scientists)
    Total citations > 15,000; average citations per paper 68; H-index 63

Positions held

  • Senior Professor, Department of Anatomy, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IMB), University of Oslo
  • Co-Director & Media Contact, Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience (CMBN), University of Oslo,
  • Chairman Prize Committee for the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience 2005-
  • Member UiO Prize Committee 2008-
  • Member FENS Forum programme committee 2011-


Tags: Brain and nervous system, Signal transmission in the nervous system, Brain metabolism, Physical activity and brain function


  • Medin, Tirill; Jensen, Vidar; Skare, Øivind; Storm-Mathisen, Jon; Hvalby, Øyvind Christian & Bergersen, Linda Hildegard (2019). Altered α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptor function and expression in hippocampus in a rat model of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Behavioural Brain Research.  ISSN 0166-4328.  360, s 209- 215 . doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2018.12.028
  • Tari, Atefe R; Norevik, Cecilie Skarstad; Scrimgeour, Nathan Robert; Kobro-Flatmoen, Asgeir; Storm-Mathisen, Jon; Bergersen, Linda Hildegard; Wrann, Christiane D; Selbæk, Geir; Kivipelt, Miia; Moreira, Jose Bianco Nascimento & Wisloff, Ulrik (2019). Are the Neuroprotective Effects of Exercise Training Systemically Mediated?. Progress in cardiovascular diseases.  ISSN 0033-0620. . doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2019.02.003 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Hasan-Olive, Md Mahdi; Lauritzen, Knut Husø; Ali, Mohammad Abdulla; Rasmussen, Lene Juel; Storm-Mathisen, Jon & Bergersen, Linda Hildegard (2018). A ketogenic diet improves mitochondrial biogenesis and bioenergetics via the PGC1α-SIRT3-UCP2 axis. Neurochemical Research.  ISSN 0364-3190.  s 1- 16 . doi: 10.1007/s11064-018-2588-6
  • Medin, Tirill; Medin, Hege; Hefte, Marita Brandsar; Storm-Mathisen, Jon & Bergersen, Linda Hildegard (2018). Upregulation of the lactate transporter monocarboxylate transporter 1 at the blood-brain barrier in a rat model of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder suggests hyperactivity could be a form of self-treatment. Behavioural Brain Research.  ISSN 0166-4328.  360, s 279- 285 . doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2018.12.023 Show summary
  • Morland, Cecilie; Frøland, Anne-Sofie; Nguyen, Mi Mong Tran; Storm-Mathisen, Jon; Gundersen, Vidar; Rise, Frode & Hassel, Bjørnar (2018). Propionate enters GABAergic neurons, inhibits GABA transaminase, causes GABA accumulation and lethargy in a model of propionic acidemia. Biochemical Journal.  ISSN 0264-6021.  475(4), s 749- 758 . doi: 10.1042/BCJ20170814
  • Vardjan, Nina; Chowdhury, Helena H.; Horvat, Anemari; Velebit, Jelena; Malnar, Maja; Muhic, Marko; Kreft, Marko; Krivec, Spela G.; Bobnar, Sasa T.; Mis, Katarina; Pirkmajer, Sergej; Offermanns, Stefan; Henriksen, Gjermund; Storm-Mathisen, Jon; Bergersen, Linda Hildegard & Zorec, Robert (2018). Enhancement of astroglial aerobic glycolysis by extracellular lactate-mediated increase in cAMP. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience.  ISSN 1662-5099.  11 . doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2018.00148 Full text in Research Archive.

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  • Øverberg, Linda Thøring; Andersson, Krister Andreas; Lambertus, Marvin; Hadzic, Alena; Haugen, Øyvind Pernell; Storm-Mathisen, Jon; Bergersen, Linda Hildegard & Morland, Cecilie (2018). Adult neurogenesis: A regulatory role of lactate through the lactate receptor HCAR1?.
  • Andersson, Krister; Morland, Cecilie; Haugen, Øyvind Pernell; Bergersen, Linda Hildegard & Storm-Mathisen, Jon (2017). Physical exercise promotes brain angiogenesis through a lactate receptor. Show summary
  • Andersson, Krister; Morland, Cecilie; Haugen, Øyvind Pernell; Hadzic, Alena; Kleppa, Liv; Gille, Andreas; Rinholm, Johanne Egge; Palibrk, Vuk; Diget, Elisabeth Holm; Kennedy, Lauritz Hagen; Stølen, Tomas; Hennestad, Eivind; Moldestad, Olve; Cai, Yiqing; Puchades, Maja; Offermanns, Stefan; Vervaeke, Koen; Bjørås, Magnar; Wisløff, Ulrik; Storm-Mathisen, Jon & Bergersen, Linda Hildegard (2017). Exercise benefits brain through the lactate receptor HCAR1, increasing VEGF and capillary density in hippocampus and cortex. Show summary
  • Jensen, Jørgen; Storm-Mathisen, Jon; Bergersen, Linda Hildegard; Wærhaug, Ola; Samuelsen, Gunnar & Osen, Kirsten Kjelsberg (2017). Minneord: Hans A. Dahl. Tidsskrift for Den norske laegeforening.  137, s 14- 15 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.17.0487

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Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:40 PM - Last modified June 28, 2018 10:01 AM