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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


  • Aman, Yahyah; Frank, Johannes; Lautrup, Sofie Hindkjær; Matysek, Adrian; Niu, Zhangming; Yang, Guang; Shi, Liu; Bergersen, Linda Hildegard; Storm-Mathisen, Jon; Rasmussen, Lene Mydland; Bohr, Vilhelm; Nilsen, Hilde & Fang, Evandro Fei (2020). The NAD+-mitophagy axis in healthy longevity and in artificial intelligence-based clinical applications. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development.  ISSN 0047-6374.  185, s 1- 11 . doi: 10.1016/j.mad.2019.111194 Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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, s 1- 6 . doi: 10.1016/j.mad.2020.111208 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Hadzic, Alena; Nguyen, Teresa Dang; Hosoyamada, Makoto; Tomioka, Naoko H.; Bergersen, Linda Hildegard; Storm-Mathisen, Jon & Morland, Cecilie (2020). The Lactate Receptor HCA1 Is Present in the Choroid Plexus, the Tela Choroidea, and the Neuroepithelial Lining of the Dorsal Part of the Third Ventricle. International Journal of Molecular Sciences.  ISSN 1422-0067.  21(18) . doi: 10.3390/ijms21186457 Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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.
  • Lambertus, Marvin; Øverberg, Linda Thøring; Andersson, Krister Andreas; Hjelden, Malin Sørli; Hadzic, Alena; Haugen, Øyvind Pernell; Storm-Mathisen, Jon; Bergersen, Linda Hildegard; Geiseler, Samuel & Morland, Cecilie (2020). L‐lactate induces neurogenesis in the mouse ventricular‐subventricular zone via the lactate receptor HCA1. Acta Physiologica.  ISSN 1748-1708. . doi: 10.1111/apha.13587 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Raheel, Tayyaba Qureshi; Bjørkmo, Mona; Nordengen, Kaja; Gundersen, Vidar; Utheim, Tor Paaske; Watne, Leiv Otto; Storm-Mathisen, Jon; Hassel, Bjørnar & Chaudhry, Farrukh Abbas (2020). Slc38a1 Conveys Astroglia-Derived Glutamine into GABAergic Interneurons for Neurotransmitter GABA Synthesis. Cells.  ISSN 2073-4409.  9(7), s 1- 12 . doi: 10.3390/cells9071686 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

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  • Bergersen, Linda Hildegard; Bjorvand Bjørkøy, Aasta Marie; Fei Fang, Evandro; Gjelsvik, Olav; Hystad Hove, Lene; Liaaen Jensen, Janicke; Markussen, Simen; Melberg, Hans Olav; Loge Nilsen, Hilde; Petersen, Fernanda Cristina; Pettersen, Tove & Storm-Mathisen, Jon (2020). Vi må kunne tenke nytt om alderdom.
  • Gjerstad, Leif; Jensen, Vidar; Langmoen, Iver Arne; Lømo, Terje; Moser, Edvard Ingjald; Moser, May-Britt; Storm, Johan Frederik & Storm-Mathisen, Jon (2020). Per Andersen. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  9 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.20.0353
  • Nicoll, Roger A; Storm, Johan Frederik & Storm-Mathisen, Jon (2020). Obituary. Per Andersen 1930–2020.. Neuron.  ISSN 0896-6273.  106, s 366- 368 . doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.04.016

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