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The Marklund Lab - Enteric Neurobiology

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The Marklund lab focuses on cell diversity in the Enteric Nervous System. By determining the variety of ENS cell subtypes, the functions they normally serve and their developmental specification we aim to improve diagnostic and therapeutic principles for gut disorders. The lab addresses these basic but critical questions by transcriptome analysis coupled with viral-based activity/gene manipulations primarily using the mouse model.

News & Events

Lab Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS available to address neuronal
fate determination in the developing and adult gut! 

Lab Manager/Research Coordinator Position available

Are you an approachable team player interested in organizational
and administrative research support functions? Join our Lab within the creative, collaborative and dynamic research environment of MolNeuro, MBB at Karolinska Institutet. 

Lab awarded a

Bridging Grant 2022-23

Olivia awarded a
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Wenner-Gren Foundation

Latest Publications:


Diversity, development and immunoregulation of enteric neurons

Nature Review Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2022

PMID: 34773107

In this review I summarise key advances in enteric neuroscience in 2021. Morarach et al presented a molecular definition of enteric neuron classes (ENCs) and and a new model for their embryonic specification. Elmentaite et al published a comprehensive gut cell atlas including the developing ENS and its surrounding cell types. Yan et al discovered a role for the ENS in tuning regulatory T-cells.