Principal investigator, M.D., Ph.D., Academy Professor

Biomedicum 1, Haartmaninkatu 8, 00290 Helsinki

+358-9-471 71965 

anu.wartiovaara [at]

Senior Researcher, Adjunct Professor, Ph.D.
gulayse.dunn [at]

Gulayse received her Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2007 where she studied transcription factor regulation of cerebral cortex development. She later carried out postdoctoral research at the Rockefeller University investigating how RNA-binding proteins control neuron-specific alternative splicing in the cortex. Gulayse later joined Koc University as an Assistant Professor and founding faculty to establish a new Molecular Biology and Genetics Department. In 2017 she joined the Suomalainen-Wartiovaara group to investigate the role of glia in mitochondrial mouse models of neurodegeneration. Gulayse aims to understand the role of mitochondrial metabolism of retina glia in maintaining retinal physiology and visual function and how this knowledge can be leveraged to develop therapies for metabolic eye diseases, such as some forms of hereditary optic neuropathies, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Adjunct Professor, Ph.D.
liliya.euro [at]

Postdoctoral Researcher, Adjunct Professor, M.D., Ph.D.
pirjo.isohanni [at]

Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher
maxim.bespalov [at]

Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher
saara.forsstrom [at]

Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher
essi.havula [at]

Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher
yilin.kang [at]

Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher
nahid.khan [at]

Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher [at]

Researcher Bioinformatician, Ph.D.

tonu.margus [at]

M.D., Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher
sanna.matilainen [at]

Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher
takayuki.mito [at]

Ph.D., Project planner
jana.buzkova [at]

MD, Ph.D student
juho.aaltio [at]

A recently graduated M.D. with a special interest in economics. Juho studies the cost-effectiveness of whole-exome sequencing in pediatric neurology patients, mainly analyzing results from the Academy-funded Neurogenomics Finland project.

M.Sc., Ph.D student
olesia.ignatenko [at]

M.Sc., Ph.D student
anastasiia.marmyleva [at]

M.Sc., Ph.D student
juan.landoni [at]

MD, Ph.D student
risto.pohjolan-pirhonen [at]

M.Sc., Ph.D student
swagat.pradhan [at]

MD, M.Sc., Ph.D student
sofiia.rybas [at]

M.Sc., Ph.D student
catalina.vasilescu [at]

MD, Ph.D student
rohit.verma [at]

topi.hovinen [at]

anna.kuukasjarvi [at]

tuomas.laalo [at]

satu.malinen [at]

lilli.pihlajamaki [at]

pieti.pallijeff [at]

sara-sofia.sahlman [at]

Project coordinator
babette.hollmann [at]

Medical Laboratory Technologist
markus.innila [at]

M.Sc., Laboratory Technician
sonja.jansson [at]

Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist
tuula.manninen [at]

Project Coordinator

kaisa.a.sarkkinen [at]

Christopher Jackson, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher

Samuli Kääriä, student

Maija Komonen, project coordinator

Kirsi Mattinen, laboratory coordinator

Hanna Haltia, student

Riikka Äänismaa, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher

Virginia Brilhante, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher

Simo Ojanen, student

Harri Hokkanen, student

Helena Hinterding, M.Sc

Henriikka Vekuri, M.Sc

Jenni Lehtonen, Ph.D

Joni Nikkanen, Ph.D

Christopher Carroll, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher

Gabrielle Capin, visiting student

Mervi Kuronen, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher

Iida-Marja Kleine, master student

Risto Lapatto, M.D., Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher

Eino Palin, M.D., Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher

Anna Hakonen, M.D., Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher

Mari Auranen, M.D., Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher

Sini Pirnes-Karhu, PhD, postdoctoral researcher

Anu Harju, Medical Laboratory Technologist

Mügen Terzioglu, PhD, postdoctoral researcher

Ilse Paetau, MSc, project coordinator

Sanna Toivonen, PhD, postdoctoral researcher

Kati Ahlqvist, PhD, postdoctoral researcher

Dmitri Shilov, PhD, postdoctoral researcher

Eija Pirinen, PhD, Academy Research Fellow

Riikka Martikainen, PhD, Academy Research Fellow

Sofia Ahola, PhD

Lotta Pasila, Student

Nagabhooshan Hegde, Graduate student

Antti Muranen, Project coordinator

Ana Latorre Pellicer, Visiting scientist

Hanna Koivumäki, Medical Laboratory Technologist

Alexandra Götz, PhD

Rosanna Pöyhönen, M.Sc

Valtteri Tulkki, Undergraduate student

Shuichi Yatsuga, MD, PhD, postdoc

Silja Heiskanen, MD

Henna Tyynismaa, PhD, postdoc researcher

Minna Teerijoki, Undergraduate student

Emil Ylikallio, MD, Phd

Jonna Jalanka-Tuovinen

Milla Lampinen, PhD

Petri Luoma, PhD, postdoc

Katja Mjøsund, PhD

Nuno Raimundo, PhD, postdoc

Heini Ruhanen, UCL London

Esmaeil Kamali

Pieter Almgren, Lab technician student

Annamari Lesonen, MSc

Marko Uutela, PhD, postdoc

Duygu Keser, PhD student

Sanna Marjavaara, PhD, post-doc

Juho Kuula, Medical student