In 2015 I received my Master’s degree in molecular and medical biology at Roskilde University. Following this I worked as a research assistant in the Gastro Group under Jesper Troelsen for about one year. In the summer of 2016 I started as a Ph.D. student in Jesper’s Lab at Roskilde University and with Ismail Gögenur at Center for Surgical Science, Zealand University Hospital. 

2015 M.Sc. in molecular and medical biology, Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University

2013 B.Sc. in molecular and medical biology, Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University

  • 2016-present: Ph.D. student, Gastro group, Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University and Center for Surgical Science, Zealand University Hospital
  • 2015-2016: Research assistant, Gastro group, Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University

My research revolves around different aspects of colon cancer, including molecular changes in cancer cells and surgery’s effect on cellular mechanisms. Presently I am working on determining how colon cancer surgery affects the adhesion abilities of colon cancer cells, and how this effects the risk of disease relapse. Further, we are looking into the molecular mechanisms behind the altered cancer cell phenotype to determine which proteins and signaling molecules are involved in the change in adhesion.    

  • Larsen S., Davidsen J., Dahlgaard K., Pedersen O.B., and Troelsen J.T. 2019. “HNF4α and CDX2 Regulate Intestinal YAP1 Promoter Activity.” International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20(12):2981
  • Davidsen J., Larsen S., Coskun M., Gögenur I., Dahlgaard K., Bennett E.P., and Troelsen J.T. 2018. “The VTI1A-TCF4 Colon Cancer Fusion Protein Is a Dominant Negative Regulator of Wnt Signaling and Is Transcriptionally Regulated by Intestinal Homeodomain Factor CDX2.” PLoS ONE 13(7)
  • Pinto R., Hansen L., Hintze J., Almeida R., Larsen S., Coskun M., Davidsen J., Mitchelmore C., David L., Troelsen J.T., and Bennett E.P. 2017. “Precise Integration of Inducible Transcriptional Elements ( PrIITE ) Enables Absolute Control of Gene Expression.” Nucleic Acids Research 45(13):1–15.

Research keywords

#Surgical stress response #colon cancer #regulation of gene expression #CDX2
LAST UPDATE: SEP 2019