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


  • Gilmour, Brian Christopher; Gudmundsrud, Ruben; Frank, Johannes; Hov, Amund; Hindkjær Lautrup, Sofie; Aman, Yahyah; Røsjø, Helge; Brenner, Charles; Ziegler, Mathias; Tysnes, Ole-Bjørn; Tzoulis, Charalampos; Omland, Torbjørn; Søraas, Arne Vasli; Holmøy, Trygve; Bergersen, Linda Hildegard; Storm-Mathisen, Jon; Nilsen, Hilde & Fang, Evandro Fei (2020). Targeting NAD+ in translational research to relieve diseases and conditions of metabolic stress and ageing. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development.  ISSN 0047-6374.  186:111208, s 1- 6 . doi: 10.1016/j.mad.2020.111208
  • Haugen, Øyvind Pernell; Vallenari, Evan Michael; Belhaj, Imen; Småstuen, Milada Cvancarova; Storm-Mathisen, Jon; Bergersen, Linda Hildegard & Åmellem, Ingrid (2020). Blood lactate dynamics in awake and anaesthetized mice after intraperitoneal and subcutaneous injections of lactate—sex matters. PeerJ.  ISSN 2167-8359.  2020(1) . doi: 10.7717/peerj.8328 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bækkerud, Fredrik Hjulstad; Salerno, Simona; Ceriotti, Paola; Morland, Cecilie; Storm-Mathisen, Jon; Bergersen, Linda Hildegard; Høydal, Morten; Catalucci, Daniele & Stølen, Tomas (2019). High intensity interval training ameliorates mitochondrial dysfunction in the left ventricle of mice with type 2 diabetes. Cardiovascular Toxicology.  ISSN 1530-7905.  19(5), s 422- 431 . doi: 10.1007/s12012-019-09514-z Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • 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 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Tari, Atefe R; Norevik, Cecilie Skarstad; Scrimgeour, Nathan Robert; Kobro-Flatmoen, Asgeir; Storm-Mathisen, Jon; Bergersen, Linda Hildegard; Wrann, Christiane D.; Selbæk, Geir; Kivipelto, Miia; Moreira, Jose Bianco Nascimento & Wisløff, Ulrik (2019). Are the Neuroprotective Effects of Exercise Training Systemically Mediated?. Progress in cardiovascular diseases.  ISSN 0033-0620.  62(2), s 94- 101 . 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

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