Kuure lab is composed of postdoc and PhD students at various stages in their studies. We get technical help from part-time technician and undergraduate students.
Docent, Principal Investigator / Director of GM-unit
Satu studied biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Oulu, and completed her PhD at the medical faculty of University of Helsinki in 2007. She then moved to do the postdoc with Professor Frank Constantini at Columbia University Medical Center, after which she continued her research at the Institute of Biotechnology (University of Helsinki) with Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 2014 she was appointed as junior PI at BI, and in 2015 as a director of GM-unit at the Laboratory Animal Centre of University of Helsinki. Since the fall 2017 her lab has been located in the Faculty of Medicine and in the beginning of 2019 as a part of STEMM research program of Research Programs Unit.
email: Satu Kuure
Senior scientist, MD; PhD
Fu-Ping got his MD from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China, and PhD and Docent in Molecular Endocrinology from University of Turku, Finland. He has worked at University of Helsinki and University of Turku as a Postdoc and a Senior scientist after he finished PhD, and he has more than 20 years’ research experience in molecular biology, reproductive biology, endocrinology, genetic engineering, especially with broad experience in designing, generating and characterization of genetically modified mouse models. Over 70 mouse models were generated and more than 50 papers were published in the international journals during his research career. He has joined GM-unit at the Laboratory Animal Centre, HiLIFE, University of Helsinki since Spring 2018.
email: Fu-Ping Zhang
Hyuk Nam studied protein structure during his master's course at Inha University School of medicine in South Korea. After obtaining his master's degree, he has accumulated experience in drug development research for 3 years at pharmaceutical companies. Since then, under the guidance of Professor Sunghyouk Park, he gained experience in metabolomics and clinical research at Seoul National University in South Korea and received his PhD degree in 2018. As a post-doctoral researcher, he will utilize his experiences and knowledge on metabolomics to contribute to our understandings of the cellular and molecular control of renal progenitors.
email: Hyuk Nam Kwon
Tomas received his Master's degree at Charles University, Czech Republic, in the study program of Pharmacy. He continued his PhD research in Prof. Barbora Szotakova research group by studying the hepatotoxicity of terpenes and their effects on liver cells. Tomas is interested in generating new in vivo disease models for rare syndromes as they are vitally needed for development of novel therapeutic interventions.
email: Tomáš Zárybnický
MSc, doctoral candidate
email: Anneliis Ihermann-Hella
MSc, doctoral candidate
email: Kristen Kurtzeborn
MD; MSc, doctoral candidate
Part-time research technician