Lasse Dissing-Olesen

I am a passionate and enthusiastic scientist with a strong interest in the interaction between the central nervous system and the immune system. I am therefore extremely excited about being part of the collaborative atmosphere in the Stevens lab and for the opportunity to immerse myself in neuroimmunology in the stimulating scientific environment that Boston has to offer.
I grew up in Hedensted, Denmark and obtained my BSc and MSc in Biomedical science at University of Southern Denmark, Odense under the supervision of Dr. Bente Finsen. Before moving to Boston with my wife and our daughter, I graduated with a PhD in Neuroscience from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada under the mentorship of Dr. Brian MacVicar.
In the Stevens lab, I am leading two lines of research. The first line investigates the regulatory mechanisms underlying microglia’s phagocytic activity during development. The second line examines the elimination of neuronal synapses in the adult central nervous system during different circumstances using in vivo two-photon microscopy.
I am also the proud recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship from the Lundbeck Foundation.