Previous Post Docs and Junior Group Leaders in the Mart Saarma Research Group

  • Dr. Martti S. Airaksinen, professor of anatomy at the University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Dr. Mikko Airavaara, principal investigator at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Dr. Rando Allikmets, professor and sci. director of the Eye Inst., Columbia University, USA
  • Dr. Jaan-Olle Andressoo, associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Dr. Urmas Arumäe, assistant professor of cell biology at Tallinn Technical University
  • Dr. Andrii Domanskyi, principal investigator at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Dr. Deyin Guo, professor and dean of the Medical School at the Wuhan University, China
  • Dr. Lilian Järvekülg, professor of molecular diagnostics at Tallinn Technical University, Estonia
  • Dr. Jukka Kallijärvi, Folkhälsan Research Center, Finland
  • Dr. Satu Kuure, principal investigator at the Institute of Biotechnology and head of GM animal unit, University of Helsinki, Finland 
  • Dr. Liina Lonka-Nevalaita, Genzyme
  • Dr. Madis Metsis, professor of biology at Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Dr. Andres Metspalu, professor of biotechnology at the University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Dr. Kristiina Mäkinen, group leader at the Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki
  • Dr. Toomas Neuman, professor of biotechnology in Tallinn Technical University, Estonia
  • Dr. Johan Peränen, senior scientist at the Department of Anatomy, University of Helsinki, Finland 
  • Dr. Dmitri Poteryaev, group leader in Basel, Switzerland
  • Dr. Claudio Rivera, group leader at the Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Dr. Tõnis Timmusk, professor of neurobiology in Tallinn Technical University, Estonia
  • Dr. Erkki Truve, professor of the Tallinn Technical University, Estonia
  • Dr. Jari P. T. Valkonen, professor of plant pathology at the University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Dr. Amandio Vieira, associate professor at the University of Vancouver, Canada

Graduated Doctors from the Mart Saarma Research Group

  • Mati Reeben, PhD, 1994, University of Tartu
  • Ülo Puurand, PhD, 1997, University of Tartu
  • Kristina Mäkinen, PhD, 1997, University of Helsinki
  • Maxim Moshnyakov, PhD, 1997, Moscow State University
  • Petro Suvanto, PhD, 1997, University of Helsinki
  • Antti Laurikainen, PhD, 2000, University of Helsinki
  • Panu Hendolin, PhD, 2001, University of Helsinki (co-supervised with Jukka Ylikoski)
  • Jukka Hiltunen, PhD, 2001, University of Helsinki (co-supervised with Urmas Arumäe)
  • Maria Lindahl, PhD, 2004, University of Helsinki
  • Judith Thomas-Crusells, PhD, 2004 (co-supervised with Claudio Rivera)
  • Jianmin Yang, PhD, 2006, University of Helsinki (co-supervised with Pia Runeberg-Roos)
  • Mikhail Paveliev, PhD, 2008, University of Helsinki
  • Heidi Virtanen, PhD, 2009, University of Helsinki (co-supervised with Pia Runeberg-Roos)
  • Päivi Lindholm, PhD, 2009, University of Helsinki
  • Maxim M. Bespalov, PhD, 2009, University of Helsinki
  • Anu Planken, PhD, 2011, University of Helsinki (co-supervised with Petri Auvinen and Jaan-Olle Andressoo)
  • Elisa Piccini, PhD, 2014, University of Helsinki (co-supervised with Pia Runeberg-Roos)
  • Anmol Kumar, PhD, 2014, University of Helsinki (co-supervised with Jaan-Olle Andressoo)
  • Kert Mätlik, PhD, 2017, University of Helsinki (co-supervised with Urmas Arumäe and Mikko Airavaara)
  • Maria Lume, PhD, 2018, University of Helsinki
  • Kärt Mätlik, PhD, 2018, University of Helsinki (co-supervised with Jaan-Olle Andressoo)