Gjertrud Skorstad
Position: Research associate, PhD
Phone: +47 22 78 23 19


2007-2010       PhD student Department of Nevrology, Ullevål Hospital/Department of Immunology Rikshospitalet , Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

1999                Research assistant in Molecular Biology Molecular Biology Department, Lovain la Neuvre, Belgium

1990-1997       Cand.Scient Cell Biology University of Oslo, Norway    


Research interests/projects:

  • Detection and culture of antigen-specific T cells
  • T-cell cloning
  • T-cell characterisation


Work experience

2013-present               Currently working on cancer vaccines projects, Dept. of Cellular Therapy, Oslo University Hospital-The Norwegian Radium Hospital

2010-2012                   Post Doc Immunology, Department of Cancer Immunology, Radiumhospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway            

2001-2010                   Ullevål Hospital, Department of Nevrology, Oslo, Norway

1998-1999                   Anatomic Institute, NIH, University of Oslo, Norway



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Publications 2017

Walseng E, Köksal H, Sektioglu IM, Fåne A, Skorstad G, Kvalheim G, Gaudernack G, Inderberg EM, Wälchli S (2017)
A TCR-based Chimeric Antigen Receptor
Sci Rep, 7 (1), 10713
PubMed 28878363

Publications 2013

Sioud M, Skorstad G, Mobergslien A, Sæbøe-Larssen S (2013)
A novel peptide carrier for efficient targeting of antigens and nucleic acids to dendritic cells
FASEB J, 27 (8), 3272-83
PubMed 23671272

Publications 2009

Hestvik AL, Skorstad G, Vartdal F, Holmøy T (2009)
Idiotope-specific CD4(+) T cells induce apoptosis of human oligodendrocytes
J Autoimmun, 32 (2), 125-32
PubMed 19250800

Holmøy T, Skorstad G, Hestvik AL, Alvik KM, Vartdal F (2009)
Protective and detrimental immunity: lessons from stiff person syndrome and multiple sclerosis
Acta Neurol Scand Suppl (189), 22-6
PubMed 19566493

Holmøy T, Skorstad G, Røste LS, Scheie D, Alvik K (2009)
Stiff person syndrome associated with lower motor neuron disease and infiltration of cytotoxic T cells in the spinal cord
Clin Neurol Neurosurg, 111 (8), 708-12
PubMed 19616370

Skorstad G, Vandvik B, Vartdal F, Holmøy T (2009)
MS and clinically isolated syndromes: shared specificity but diverging clonal patterns of virus-specific IgG antibodies produced in vivo and by CSF B cells in vitro
Eur J Neurol, 16 (10), 1124-9
PubMed 19469834

Publications 2008

Hestvik AL, Skorstad G, Price DA, Vartdal F, Holmoy T (2008)
Multiple sclerosis: glatiramer acetate induces anti-inflammatory T cells in the cerebrospinal fluid
Mult Scler, 14 (6), 749-58
PubMed 18611988

Skorstad G, Hestvik AL, Torjesen P, Alvik K, Vartdal F, Vandvik B, Holmøy T (2008)
GAD65 IgG autoantibodies in stiff person syndrome: clonality, avidity and persistence
Eur J Neurol, 15 (9), 973-80
PubMed 18637036

Skorstad G, Hestvik AL, Vartdal F, Holmøy T (2008)
Cerebrospinal fluid T cell responses against glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 in patients with stiff person syndrome
J Autoimmun, 32 (1), 24-32
PubMed 19027267

Publications 2007

Hestvik AL, Vartdal F, Fredriksen AB, Thompson KM, Kvale EO, Skorstad G, Bogen B, Holmoy T (2007)
T cells from multiple sclerosis patients recognize multiple epitopes on Self-IgG
Scand J Immunol, 66 (4), 393-401
PubMed 17850583