Neuroprotection and Neurorepair
Airavaara Lab: Pushing the frontiers of science to make a difference
We are interested in mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroprotection and brain repair, and we try to find new ways to restore the damaged neuronal circuits and neurotransmission. We focus on studying stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and motivation, with the ultimate long-term goal being to develop disease-modifying therapies. We have a curiosity about endoplasmic reticulum homeostasis, protein aggregates, neural development, and biology of glial cells. We have a passion for excellent level research and high-quality international training. Our work is based on internationally evaluated funding, and with excellent level collaborators we can push the frontiers of science. Our mission is to provide the highest quality science-based teaching and training. By finding out what is the thing you are most interested in, and then grasping the opportunity you can shape the future.
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Mikko Airavaara's interview in Scientific American
Article about finding new therapies for stroke and recent advances in targeting inflammation pathways.
Post-stroke delivery of neurotrophic factor MANF promotes functional recovery in rats
The neurotrophic factor MANF is neuroprotective when administered before experimental stroke. MANF also promoted reversal of stroke-induced...
Findings ways to protect and repair neuronal circuits with novel drug targets, biological and small molecule drugs.
Selected Publications Bäck S, et al., (2019) Neuron, Neuron-Specific Genome Modification in the Adult Rat Brain Using CRISPR-Cas9...
We provide custom service for academic, SMEs and pharmaceutical industy in model systems established in our groups. We can promise...