Cecilie Morland

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Phone +47 22844937
Mobile phone +47 41547945
Room ZEB, rom 254
Visiting address ZEB Building Sem Sælands vei 2
Postal address Postboks 1068 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Scientific interests

We use a combination of in vivo and in vitro techniques to study the basic physiological mechanisms triggered in the brain in response to exercise. In particular, we study protective mechanisms of exercise in stroke. We employ animal models to mimic human disease and/or use of medications. We investigate behavioral effects of diseases, drugs, and exercise, combined with histological examinations at the light, confocal or electron microscopic level. We also use primary cell cultures and established cell lines as experimental models for mechanistic studies.

The aim is to identify new therapeutic targets for the prevention/therapy of stroke and other neurodegenerative disorders.


Higher education and employment history


  • PhD in Neuroscience, University of Oslo, 2012
  • Cand.pharm. (MScPharm) in Pharmacology, University of Oslo, 2003

Employment history

  • Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, 2017–present
  • Associate Professor (20%), Department of Behavioural Sciences, OsloMet, 2017–present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Behavioural Sciences, HiOA (now OsloMet), 2016–2017
  • Researcher (20%), Dept. of Oral Biology, University of Oslo, 2016
  • Post-doctor / Lab Manager, Dept. of Oral Biology, University of Oslo, 2014–2015
  • Course leader at the Scientist Factory (“Forskerfabrikken”), 2009–2015
  • Post-doctor, Dept. of Anatomy, University of Oslo, 2012–2014
  • Visiting Scholar, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2013
  • PhD student, CMBN and Dept. of Anatomy, University of Oslo, 2007–2012
  • Research Assistant, CMBN and Department of Anatomy, University of Oslo, 2004–2007
  • Researcher, The Norwegian Defense Research Establishment, 2002–2003
Tags: Brain and nervous system, Parkinson's disease, Physical activity and brain function, Mitocondria
Published Sep. 18, 2017 10:40 AM - Last modified Nov. 16, 2020 10:34 AM