People

Endothelial and stem cells regulating tissue function

Principal Investigator, Research Fellow of the Finnish Academy of Sciences

  • BSc in Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, 1997
  • MSc in Exercise physiology, University of Jyväskylä, 2001
  • PhD, University of Jyväskylä, 2008
  • Post doctoral research fellow, Prof. Kari Alitalo's group, University of Helsinki, 2008-2013
  • Senior research fellow, Wihuri Research Institute, Helsinki, 2013-2016

TUHAT, ORCID, LinkedIn, riikka.kivela(at)helsinki.fi

Endothelium as a secretory organ

PhD student

  • M.Res  – University of Glasgow, UK
  • B.Tech – Sathyabama University, India
  • Interests: Angiogenesis and Cardiac hypertrophy, Endothelium, Angiocrine and Paracrine factors, secretome, heart failure.

TUHAT, ORCID, karthik.amudhalahemanthakuma(at)helsinki.fi

Genetics of heart diseases

Postdoctoral fellow

  • MSc (Econ.) - Turku School of Economics, Finland
  • MD - Linköping University, Sweden
  • PhD - Pediatrics, Turku University, Finland
  • Postdoctoral research fellow, Prof. Euan Ashley Lab, Stanford University CA, 2015-2017
  • Postdoctoral research fellow, Kivelä Lab, University of Helsinki, 2017-

  • Research Interests: Genetics of congenital heart disease, Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) defects, Patient-derived iPS cells in disease modeling, Maternal glucose metabolism and congenital heart defects.

TUHAT, ORCID, LinkedIn, emmi.helle(at)helsinki.fi

Endothelial cells in co-culture models

Postdoctoral researcher

  • PhD - University of Tampere
  • MSc - University of Tampere
  • Research interests: Endothelial cells, cardiomyocytes, in vitro co-culture models, iPS cells

TUHATORCIDLinkedIn, minna.ampuja(at)helsinki.fi

Prox1 transcription factor in skeletal muscle

PhD Student

  • M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
  • B.Sc. (Biology), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
  • Research Interests: Satellite cells, Prox1 transcription factor, Skeletal muscle regeneration, Rhabdomyosarcoma.

TUHAT, ORCID, LinkedIn, nebeyu.gizaw(at)helsinki.fi

Prox1 transcription factor in skeletal muscle

M.Sc. Student

  • B. Sc in Gene technology , University of Tartu
  • Research Interests: Prox1 transcription factor, Skeletal muscle regeneration, Rhabdomyosarcoma.

LinkedIn, tatjana.punger(at)helsinki.fi

 

Laboratory Analyst

  • B.Sc. Laboratory Science, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

LinkedIn, kirsi.mattinen(at)helsinki.fi