Cellular Genetics of Disease

The Kilpinen group is interested in cellular genetics and the cellular basis of developmental and other brain-related disorders. We use human induced pluripotent stem cells as models, and combine computational and experimental methods to study how genetic variation causes variability in cell phenotypes and contributes to differential susceptibility to diseases, both common and rare. The group is part of the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) and the Neuroscience Center.