HiLIFE Fel­lows and Ten­ure track pro­fess­ors

The HiLIFE Fellows Program nurtures excellence and increases interactions in the area of life sciences. The HiLIFE Fellows program provides strategic competitive research support and integrates strengths across the life science campuses. HiLIFE Fellows represent outstanding life science area principal investigators at the University and are instrumental in developing HiLIFE in its early days.

Current Fellows have been selected from the 2017 Fellows call, from recipients of life science ERC grants starting in 2017 at the University of Helsinki, and from faculty recruits made from applicants to the 2016 HiLIFE Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor call.

HiLIFE as­sist­ant/​as­so­ci­ate pro­fess­ors

  • Leonardo Almeida-Souza, Cell biology, assistant professor, HiLIFE & Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences 
  • Juha Huiskonen, Structural biology, associate professor, HiLIFE & Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Pekka Katajisto, Aging biology, associate professor, HiLIFE & Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Helena Kilpinen-Barrett, Genome biology, assistant professor, HiLIFE & Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences. 
  • Ari-Pekka Mähönen, Plant molecular biology, associate professor, HiLIFE & Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Nelson Totah, Neurophysiology and pharmacology, assistant professor, HiLIFE & Faculty of Pharmacy.
  • Juha Saarikangas, Quantitative biology, assistant professor, HiLIFE & Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Marjo Saastamoinen, Evolutionary ecology, associate professor, HiLIFE & Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences 
  • Rose Thorogood, Behavioural ecology, assistant professor, HiLIFE & Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Sara Wickström, Tissue architecture, associate professor, HiLIFE & Faculty of Medicine

HiLIFE Fel­lows