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Adjunct Professor in Molecular Virology
Our group hosts the Biocomplex research infrastructure of the HiLIFE. Read more about Biocomplex Purification infrastructure on the Integrated Structural Cell Biology website.
I completed my PhD on membrane-containing bacteriophages in the group of Professor Jaana Bamford at the University of Jyväskylä in 2016. A novel dsRNA phage was characterized during my PhD work, prompting me to further explore this fascinating group of viruses. After earning my doctorate, I held postdoctoral positions in the laboratories of Dr Lotta-Riina Sundberg at the University of Jyväskylä and Dr Samuel L. Díaz-Muñoz at the University of California, Davis. In Sundberg group I focused on the characterization of a novel internal membrane-containing ssDNA-phage, whereas in Díaz-Muñoz laboratory I studied interactions between dsRNA phages and their hosts. I was awarded Postdoctoral Researcher funding by the Academy of Finland (2019-2022) to investigate virus host range evolution using dsRNA phages as models. My research takes place both at the University of Helsinki and UC Davis.