Lasse Kristoffer Bak

Lasse Kristoffer Bak

Guest Researcher, Professor

Current research

Role of bone cell signaling in bone physiology and pathology

Pharmacokinetics of neurological and psychiatric drugs

Primary fields of research

My ambition

I work to understand disease mechanisms, how disease can be precisely diagnosed, and how treatment progress can be monitored via a better understanding of biomarker biology. My interest is focused on, but not limited to, biomarkers for diseases related to bone. I aspire to be known as an expert in biomarker biology and the underlying bioanalytical techniques.

To improve drug treatment of patients, I combine the above work to understand biomarker biology with an effort towards developing clinically useful pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic models. As part of this, I aim to capitalize on the Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry’s vast amount of historic therapeutic drug monitoring and biomarker data.

I am devoted to the training of students and junior scientists at all levels within my fields of expertise. I strive to integrate my research activities with my teaching and educational activities. I am making it a priority to take part in community outreach activities.

I value teamwork and know that understanding and appreciating other people’s competencies will make me a stronger team player. I am dedicated to motivating and encouraging my teammates, collaborators, and partners.

Knowing my limitations and the collaborative nature of research, I nurture national and international cross-disciplinary collaborations and partnerships with both public and private organizations.  

I work to obtain state-of-the-art research infrastructure, make efficient use of our resources, and provide a strong scientific and educational environment. I strive to obtain or elevate my expertise within in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo model systems, bioanalysis, and my ability to employ clinical data for research purposes.


I primarily teach physiology and pharmacology with a special focus on pharmacokinetics.

I supervise bachelor's and master's thesis projects in the fields of clinical biochemistry and pharmacology.

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