Anja Nylander

affiliated with the university, PhD student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Hematology


  • Red blood cell, Blood group, Blood transfusion, Host-pathogen interactions, Erythropoesis


My research concerns the newly discovered eryhtroid protein SMIM1. We know that a desrupted SMIM1 gene gives rise to the rare blood group pheonotype Vel-negative (Vel-) but we do not know the function of SMIM1, or the consequences, if any, for people who lack it. I focus on the biochemical characteristics of SMIM1 and its relationship to the Vel blood group antigen. I also investigate the role of SMIM1 in eryhtropoesis in vitro.

Professional work

I am a resident medical doctor in internal medicine at Central hospital in Kristianstad.

Recent research outputs

Liam P. Kelley, Anja Nylander, Lionel Arnaud, Anna M. Schmoker, Riley M. St. Clair, Lindsey A. Gleason, Jessica M. Souza, Jill R. Storry, Martin L. Olsson & Bryan A. Ballif, 2020 Apr, In : FEBS Letters. 594, 8, p. 1261-1270 10 p.

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