Tor B. Stuge
Tor B. Stuge was born in Gjøvik, Norway, in 1963. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Tromsø (UiT), Norway, and received his M.A. degree at the College of Fisheries Sciences, UiT, in 1992, where he worked on fish immunology and vaccines for fish in aquaculture. From 1992 to 2000, he studied basic comparative immunology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Microbiology, USA, where he received his Ph.D. degree in immunology in 1998. Specifically, these studies described alloantigen-activated cytotoxic cells in Ictalurus punctatus and included the first description of cytotoxic T cells in fish. He subsequently moved to California, USA, and became from 2000 to 2006 a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and later a Research Associate at Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Hematology, where he worked on immune responses in cancer patients with a focus on cytotoxic T cell responses against melanoma. Since 2006, he works at the University of Tromsø, Institute of Medical Biology, and the University Hospital North Norway, Tromsø, Norway, where he works on cellular immune responses in women who have given birth to neonates suffering from neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. He serves currently as an Associate Professor of immunology and as the Leader of Immunology Research Group at the University of Tromsø.
Biography Updated on 4 March 2011