Asbjørn Christophersen

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Visiting address Sognsvannsven 20 None 0372 OSLO
Postal address Pb 4950 Nydalen 0424 OSLO



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

Current and Previous Positions

  • 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


  • Christophersen, Asbjørn; Lund, Eivind Gard; Snir, Omri; Solà, Elsa; Kanduri, Srinivasa Kalyana Chakravarthi; Dahal-Koirala, Shiva; Zühlke, Stephanie; Molberg, Øyvind; Utz, Paul J.; Rohani-Pichavant, Mina; Simard, Julia F.; Dekker, Cornelia L.; Lundin, Knut Erik Aslaksen; Sollid, Ludvig Magne & Davis, Mark M. (2019). Distinct phenotype of CD4+ T cells driving celiac disease identified in multiple autoimmune conditions. Nature Medicine.  ISSN 1078-8956.  25(5), s 734- 737 . doi: 10.1038/s41591-019-0403-9
  • Christophersen, Asbjørn; Risnes, Louise Fremgaard; Dahal-Koirala, Shiva & Sollid, Ludvig Magne (2019). Therapeutic and diagnostic implications of T cell scarring in celiac disease and beyond. Trends in Molecular Medicine.  ISSN 1471-4914.  25(10), s 836- 852 . doi: 10.1016/j.molmed.2019.05.009
  • Zühlke, Stephanie; Risnes, Louise Fremgaard; Dahal-Koirala, Shiva; Christophersen, Asbjørn; Sollid, Ludvig Magne & Lundin, Knut Erik Aslaksen (2019). CD38 expression on gluten-specific T cells is a robust marker of gluten re-exposure in coeliac disease. United European Gastroenterology journal.  ISSN 2050-6406.  7(10), s 1337- 1344 . doi: 10.1177/2050640619874183
  • Dahal-Koirala, Shiva; Ciacchi, Laura; Petersen, Jan; Risnes, Louise Fremgaard; Neumann, Ralf Stefan; Christophersen, Asbjørn; Lundin, Knut Erik Aslaksen; Reid, Hugh H.; Qiao, Shuo Wang; Rossjohn, Jamie & Sollid, Ludvig Magne (2018). Discriminative T-cell receptor recognition of highly homologous HLA-DQ2-bound gluten epitopes. Journal of Biological Chemistry.  ISSN 0021-9258.  294(3), s 941- 952 . doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA118.005736
  • Risnes, Louise Fremgaard; Christophersen, Asbjørn; Dahal-Koirala, Shiva; Neumann, Ralf Stefan; Sandve, Geir Kjetil; Sarna, Vikas Kumar; Lundin, Knut Erik Aslaksen; Qiao, Shuo Wang & Sollid, Ludvig Magne (2018). Disease-driving CD4+ T cell clonotypes persist for decades in celiac disease. Journal of Clinical Investigation.  ISSN 0021-9738.  128(6), s 2642- 2650 . doi: 10.1172/JCI98819 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Tutturen, Astrid Elisabeth Voorham; Dørum, Siri; Clancy, Trevor; Reims, Henrik Mikael; Christophersen, Asbjørn; Lundin, Knut Erik Aslaksen; Sollid, Ludvig Magne; De Souza, Gustavo Antonio & Stamnæs, Jorunn (2018). Characterization of the Small Intestinal Lesion in Celiac Disease by Label-Free Quantitative Mass Spectrometry. American Journal of Pathology.  ISSN 0002-9440.  188(7), s 1563- 1579 . doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2018.03.017 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Sarna, Vikas Kumar; Lundin, Knut Erik Aslaksen; Mørkrid, Lars; Qiao, Shuo Wang; Sollid, Ludvig Magne & Christophersen, Asbjørn (2017). HLA-DQ-gluten tetramer blood test accurately identifies patients with and without celiac disease in absence of gluten consumption. Gastroenterology.  ISSN 0016-5085.  154(4), s 886- 896.e6 . doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.11.006 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Christophersen, Asbjørn (2016). Ny blodprøve kan forenkle diagnostikk av cøliaki. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.  ISSN 0029-2001.  136(6), s 555- 555 . doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.16.0106
  • Christophersen, Asbjørn; Risnes, Louise Fremgaard; Bergseng, Elin; Lundin, Knut Erik Aslaksen; Sollid, Ludvig Magne & Qiao, Shuo Wang (2016). Healthy HLA-DQ2.5<sup>+</sup> subjects lack regulatory and memory T cells specific for immunodominant gluten epitopes of celiac disease. Journal of Immunology.  ISSN 0022-1767.  196(6), s 2819- 2826 . doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1501152
  • Dahal-Koirala, Shiva; Risnes, Louise Fremgaard; Christophersen, Asbjørn; Sarna, Vikas Kumar; Lundin, Knut Erik Aslaksen; Sollid, Ludvig Magne & Qiao, Shuo Wang (2016). TCR sequencing of single cells reactive to DQ2.5-glia-α2 and DQ2.5-glia-ω2 reveals clonal expansion and epitope-specific V-gene usage. Mucosal Immunology.  ISSN 1933-0219.  9(3), s 587- 596 . doi: 10.1038/mi.2015.147 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Sollid, Ludvig Magne; Iversen, Rasmus; Steinsbø, Øyvind; Qiao, Shuo Wang; Bergseng, Elin; Dørum, Siri; du Pré, Fleur; Stamnæs, Jorunn; Christophersen, Asbjørn; Cardoso, Ines Do Rosario; Hnida, Kathrin; Xi, Chien; Snir, Omri & Lundin, Knut E A (2015). Small bowel, celiac disease and adaptive immunity. Digestive Diseases.  ISSN 0257-2753.  33(2), s 115- 121 . doi: 10.1159/000369512
  • Christophersen, Asbjørn; Raki, Melinda; Bergseng, Elin; Lundin, Knut E A; Jahnsen, Jørgen; Sollid, Ludvig Magne & Qiao, Shuo Wang (2014). Tetramer-visualized gluten-specific CD4+ T cells in blood as a potential diagnostic marker for coeliac disease without oral gluten challenge. United European Gastroenterology journal.  ISSN 2050-6406.  2(4), s 268- 278 . doi: 10.1177/2050640614540154
  • Dørum, Siri; Bodd, Michael; Fallang, Lars-Egil; Bergseng, Elin; Christophersen, Asbjørn; Johansen, Marie Kongshaug; Qiao, Shuo Wang; Stamnæs, Jorunn; De Souza, Gustavo Antonio & Sollid, Ludvig Magne (2014). HLA-DQ molecules as affinity matrix for identification of gluten T cell epitopes. Journal of Immunology.  ISSN 0022-1767.  193(9), s 4497- 4506 . doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1301466
  • Qiao, Shuo Wang; Christophersen, Asbjørn; Lundin, Knut E A & Sollid, Ludvig Magne (2014). Biased usage and preferred pairing of α-and β-chains of TCRs specific for an immunodominant gluten epitope in coeliac disease. International Immunology.  ISSN 0953-8178.  26(1), s 13- 19 . doi: 10.1093/intimm/dxt037

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