Thomas B . Jansson, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Jansson received his MD in 1985 and PhD in Physiology in 1990 at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Subsequently he was a postdoctoral fellow for three years in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr Jansson returned to Sweden in 1994 to pursue his clinical career at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg. In 1996, he was awarded a 6-year position at the Swedish Research Council as Junior Researcher with appointment as Associate Professor at Department of Physiology, University of Gothenburg. Dr Jansson was Head of the Department for Integrative Physiology at this institution 2003-2005 and was appointed as full Professor in Physiology 2004. In 2005 Dr Jansson returned to the USA as Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Cincinnati 2005-2009.
Dr Jansson’s research is focused on exploring the cellular and molecular mechanisms of regulation of placental nutrient transporters and to investigate the role of placental function in determining fetal growth and long-term health. Dr. Jansson’s lab employs translational approaches and is particularly interested in developing animal models of high relevance to human pregnancy. Dr Jansson joined the department in July 2009.