Magnus von Unge

Akershus University Hospital, Norway

Magnus von Unge graduated as a Medical Doctor at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, in 1977 and became an ENT Specialist in 1983. He has served as a Middle Ear Surgeon at the Karolinska University Hospital (Stockholm, Sweden) and Central Hospital of Vasteras (Vasteras, Sweden) for over two decades. He defended his Ph.D. thesis on the mechanical properties of the tympanic membrane in 1994 at the Karolinska Institute and has since published a number of articles on the tympanic membrane and on issues related to middle ear disease and middle ear surgery. He published the first article on stem cells in relation to the middle ear and is presently supervising projects in that field, in particular, identification of regenerative centers and developing methods to culture otologic stem cells or progenitor cells. He has supervised three scientific theses presented in 2002, 2007, and 2009 at the Karolinska Institute. He has worked as an Associate Professor at the Karolinska Institute since 2006 and as a Professor at the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, since 2009.

Biography Updated on 5 October 2013

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