Research Assistant: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular DiseasesSummer Course

Research Assistant: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Biomedicine / Biotechnology, Pre-Medicine / Health Science
Location: Copenhagen
Lab & Research Session

Lars Jørn Jensen’s group (Cerebrovascular Physiology) studies arteriolar function in health and disease. We investigate fundamental mechanisms in regulation of arteriolar tone involved in the control of blood pressure and organ perfusion (with emphasis on the brain). We specialize in myogenic tone, flow-mediated vasodilatation, and structural remodeling, which are key determinants of vascular function in vivo. We strive to describe new molecular mechanisms, and to apply this research using animal models of hypertension, aging, obesity, and diabetes. In collaboration with the LifePharm In Vivo Pharmacology Centre (UCPH), we assist in development of porcine models of obesity and diabetes through our expertise in microvascular function.

Research Institution: University of Copenhagen


Lars Jørn Jensen

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. in Physiology at the August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen (UCPH). Experience in the pharmaceutical industry (Lundbeck; development of anti-depressants). University researcher and teacher of cardiovascular physiology at UCPH from 2002 to present (currently associate professor). International research experience from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (1997-98) and Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan (2004-2006).