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About Dr. Gunnar Schulte

Gunnar Schulte is a Professor in receptor pharmacology and research group leader for the section Receptor Biology and Signaling at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. He has a background in biochemistry from the Free University in Berlin/Germany and a Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology (supervisor: Bertil B Fredholm; 1998-2002) from Karolinska Institutet.


As a postdoc, he trained first with Ernest Arenas (Karolinska Institutet, Molecular Neurobiology; 2003-2005) and later with Roger J Summers (Monash University, Melbourne Australia, GPCR pharmacology; 2006) before starting his independent research team "Receptor Biology & Signalling" in 2008. Gunnar Schulte is also the scientific secretary of the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF) and a member of the editorial board/editorial advisory board of Molecular Pharmacology, British Journal of Pharmacology, Pharmacological Reviews, and The Journal of Biological Chemistry.


General Research Interest: The focus in the Schulte lab is on Frizzled signaling and pharmacology aiming to understand the role of WNT/Frizzled signaling in biology, physiology, and disease. Most importantly my research team tries to understand underlying mechanisms of WNT-receptor interaction, the relevance of receptor dynamics, and receptor complex composition for signal initiation and specification. The ultimate aim is to use the new knowledge to find, create and optimize Frizzled-targeting small molecule drugs to improve future therapies of human disease.

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