Interplay between T cells and B cells in alloimmune responses
Fetal and Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia
Born: 1963. Gjøvik, Norway.
August 1985 – February 1992:
Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø, Norway.
- Master's degree in Marine Biochemistry (February 1992)
March 1992 – February 1998:
Dept. of Microbiology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
- PhD degree in Immunology (May 1998)
February 1998 – February 2000:
Dept. of Microbiology, University of MississippiMedical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
- Postdoctoral Fellow.
March 2000 – July 2006:
Division of Hematology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA.
- Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate.
September 2006 – present:
Immunology Research Group, Department of Medical Biology, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.
- Professor since September 2011.
- Leader, Immunology Research Group since August 2013.
I am a native of Norway and currently a professor at the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway. My current research focus is immune responses associated with Fetal and Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia - a condition caused by maternal antibodies reactive with fetal platelets - and especially the nature of maternal T cell responses that leads to this condition. Earlier in my career, I worked with T cell responses in cancer patients and in fish
I have served as principal mentor for 4 doctoral students: Maria Therese Ahlen, PhD, graduated 2011; Mariana Eksteen, PhD, graduated 2015; Gøril Heide, MD, will defend her PhD thesis in 2018; Ida Løken Killie will defend her PhD thesis 2018. In addition, I have served as co-mentor for 3 PhD students. I have also mentored 4 master's degree students and two "Forskerlinje" students ("Forskerlinje" is a medical school research graduate program). I have also mentored a number of medical students and hosted six visiting international students involved in research assignments in our laboratory. I was also a member of the PhD committee for Carina Bauerlein, a student in the research group of Dr. Andreas Beilhack at the University of Wurzburg, Germany. Graduated summer 2013.
I have been teaching continuously since fall 2006. I lecture for students in medical, dental, and graduate schools. I also teach by leading discussion groups and in laboratory classes. Mainly, I teach immunology, although I also teach a class in the philosophy of science. On average, I teach about 90 hours per year. In addition, I am responsible for arranging and coordinating several different courses and I am a permanent member of several different exam commissions. I also serve as the immunology teaching coordinator for the Institute of Medical Biology.
1. Methods and compositions for producing target cell reactive lymphocytes in a subject. Inventors: Peter P. Lee and Tor B. Stuge (2006). Pub. nr: WO2006020319 A3
2. Treatment of neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Pub. Nr: WO 2014131856 A1
Inventors: Tor B Stuge, Bjørn R Skogen, Anne Husebekk, Maria Therese Ahlen (2014)
3. Antibodies against HPA-1a. Pub. nr: WO 2015150417 A1
Inventors: Tor Brynjar Stuge, Mariana Eksteen, Heidi Tiller, Terje Michaelsen, Øistein Ihle, Anne Husebekk, Bjørn Ragnar Skogen (2015)