Lab members

People working in Tyynismaa lab
Principal Investigator

Henna Tyynismaa, PhD
Professor in Medical Molecular Genetics

Stem Cells and Metabolism Research Program
Haartmaninkatu 8
Room C525b
00014 University of Helsinki
tel. +358504486394
tel. +358 2941 5654


Clinical PI

Emil Ylikallio MD PhD, Docent, Clinical Instructor


Group members



PhD theses
  • Nirajan Neupane, Tissue-specificity of mitochondrial proteostasis in health and disease, 2023 (opponent Docent Alexander Kastaniotis, University of Oulu)
  • Markus Sainio, Genetics and mechanisms of rare inherited neuromuscular disorders - A focus on neurofilament light, 2022 (opponent Prof. Pascale Bomont, University of Lyon)
  • Rosa Woldegebriel, Identification and role of MCM3AP disease gene in neurological disease spectrum and its neuronal modelling, 2021 (opponent Prof. Marina Kennerson, University of Sydney and ANZAC Research Institute)
  • Taru Hilander, Molecular Consequences of Transfer-RNA Charging Defects, 2017 (opponent Dr. Anthony Antonellis, University of Michigan Medical School)