HiLIFE fellows and tenure track professors
HiLIFE nurtures excellence by supporting top life science researchers with its Fellows and Assistant/Associate Professor programs across University’s campuses.

HiLIFE tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor positions aim to provide career opportunities for the most talented and motivated life scientists. The positions are shared between HiLIFE and one of the partnering faculties. They are initially for three to five years with a possibility for extension or tenuring following successful evaluation. To date ten HiLIFE tenure track professors have been selected from two international calls.

HiLIFE Fellows Program promotes University’s high-quality life science research by identifying, funding and otherwise supporting existing talent across the campuses. HiLIFE Fellows are top scientists and promising young talents. As valued members of the community, they are in a key role in forming a thriving Life Science environment at the University. Next Fellows term starts in 2022. Program activities facilitate networking, fundraising and building inclusive and collaborative life science research environment.

HiLIFE assistant/associate professors
  • Leonardo Almeida-Souza, Cell biology, assistant 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

Alumni

  • Sara Wickström, Tissue architecture, associate professor, HiLIFE & Faculty of Medicine
  • Juha Huiskonen, Structural biology, associate professor, HiLIFE & Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences