Cell shape and motility

Minna Poukkula research group

The Poukkula laboratory studies how cells and epithelial tissues regulate their actin cytoskeleton while undergoing changes in their shape or motility. We are especially keen to understand how actin cytoskeleton turnover is regulated spatially.

We use a combination of Drosophila genetics, state-of-the-art imaging techniques and image analysis, to study morphogenetic movements of epithelial cells in vivo.


Minna Poukkula, PhD 

Academy Research Fellow 

Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE 

P.O.Box. 56 (Viikinkaari 5)

00014 University of Helsinki 


Phone: +358 2 941 59418 

E-mail: minna.poukkula@helsinki.fi   

Minna is a Principal Investigator/Academy Research Fellow at BI and a University Lecturer at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences (Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme).