Asbjørn Otto Christophersen

Associate Professor - Division of Anatomy
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Visiting address Sognsvannsven 20 0372 Oslo
Postal address Pb 4950 Nydalen,OUS/RH 0424 Oslo



  • 2015: PhD, Department of Immunology, University of Oslo
  • 2008: MD, Eberhad Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

Current and Previous Positions

  • From 2020: Resident physician (100%), Department of Rheumatology, Dermatology and Infectious Diseases, Oslo University Hospital - Rikshospitalet
  • From 2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Immunology and KG Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre, University of Oslo
  • 2016-2017: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA (Mark M. Davis lab)
  • 2010-2015: PhD Candidate, Department of Immunology, University of Oslo
  • 2008-2010: Medical Internship

Fellowships and Awards

  • Oslo University Hospital: Excellent article award for the first half-year of 2019 (first author)
  • The Julia Bodmer Award (2019)
  • Oslo University Hospital: Excellent article award for the second half-year of 2017 (last author)
  • Scientia Fellowship (2016-2018)
  • Fulbright Scholarship (2016-2017)
  • Unger-Vetlesen Medical Fund (2016-2017)
  • Fondsstiftelsen, Oslo University Hospital (2016-2017)
  • BIOTEK2021, The Research Council of Norway, Commercialization grant (2014-2016)
  • UEG Journal Best Paper Award (2015)
  • The South-Eastern Norway Regional Healthy Authority, Innovation grant (2013-2014)


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  • Risnes, Louise Fremgaard; Eggesbø, Linn Margrethe; Christophersen, Asbjørn Otto & Sollid, Ludvig Magne (2021). Response to: “Some considerations about γδ and CD8+ T-cell responses in blood after gluten challenge in treated celiac disease”. Mucosal Immunology. ISSN 1933-0219. 14(5), p. 1216–1217. doi: 10.1038/s41385-021-00422-6.
  • Eggesbø, Linn Margrethe; Risnes, Louise Fremgaard; Neumann, Ralf Stefan; Lundin, Knut E. A.; Christophersen, Asbjørn Otto & Sollid, Ludvig Magne (2021). Single-cell TCR repertoire analysis reveals highly polyclonal composition of human intraepithelial CD8<sup>+</sup> αβ T lymphocytes in untreated celiac disease. European Journal of Immunology. ISSN 0014-2980. 51(6), p. 1542–1545. doi: 10.1002/eji.202048974.

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