Background and activities

Research Scientist at the Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR)Center for Myeloma Research and the Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Research Center 

My research focuses on basic mechanisms of innate immunity. In particular, I am interested in how signaling pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) recognize and respond to microbial and endogenous components, and how this shapes the subsequent immune response. I am currently interested in how PRR signaling affects cancer progression, with emphasis on the cancers Multiple Myeloma and colorectal cancer.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Bugge, Marit; Nilsen, Nadra J.; Espevik, Terje. (2016) Toll-Like Receptor 3 Signaling in Intestinal Epithelial Cells. 2016. ISBN 978-82-326-1492-9.
  • Nilsen, Nadra; Espevik, Terje; Lien, Egil. (2008) Toll-like receptor 2 expression, regulation and signaling. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2008. ISBN 978-82-471-1072-0.