Group members

We are always looking for highly motivated individuals at various career levels to join our team!  If you are interested in translational and basic vascular cell biology please send your inquiries (including CV and references) to Pipsa.Saharinen <@> Helsinki.fi. A background in molecular/cell biology, mouse genetics, imaging or medical sciences is required.

Academy of Finland Post-doctoral Researcher

PhD in Immunology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany 

M.Sc. University of Turku, Finland

Post-doctoral researcher at University of Helsinki

PhD in Gene technology, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

PhD, University of Oulu (Biochemistry, Biophysics, Structural enzymology and X-Ray crystallography)

(Integrated) M.Sc. in molecular biology, Yuvaraja's college, University of Mysore, Mysore (India)

PhD in Saharinen group, 2020, UH

M.Sc. University of Helsinki 

Master's thesis work at National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki

PhD, Drug Research Doctoral Programme, Biosciences, University of Turku, Finland

Doctoral Student at DPBM

M.Sc. University of Eastern Finland

Master's thesis on nanoparticles in drug delivery at Division of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, University of Helsinki

Doctoral Student at DPBM

M.Sc. in Molecular Medicine, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

B.Sc.  in Biomedical Sciences-Human Genetics, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India

Doctoral Student at DPBM

MSci in Biomedical Science (Physiology) with Industrial Placement, University of Aberdeen

Lab Manager

MRes Stem Cell Biology, Newnham College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

MSc Biomedical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

BSc Human Genetics, University College London, London, UK

Bioanalyst

B.Sc. Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, completed B.Sc. thesis in the lab in 2017

Undergraduate student in Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki

Kumar Ponna, PhD, post-doctoral researcher, currently Senior Research Investigator at Syngene International Ltd, Bengaluru, India

Anita Lampinen, PhD, University of Helsinki, completed PhD thesis in the group 2016, currently Process Manager at Medix Biochemica, Helsinki

Seija Tillanen, Senior Laboratory Analyst, currently at Institute of Biotechnology, UH, Helsinki

Kirsi Mänttäri, Laboratory technician, retired 2016

Eric Coles, M.Sc. UH, completed M.Sc. thesis in Molecular Biotechnology the group 2018, B.Sc., University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2015, currently G4A Digital Health Partnerships Associate at Bayer, Helsinki

Joel Noutere, Research Assistant, 2018, currently CEO & co-founder at Sciar Company Ltd., Helsinki

Prson Gautam, M.Sc., University of Uppsala, 2011, completed M.Sc. thesis in the group 2011, currently Senior Researcher at FIMM & Bayer Oncology, Helsinki

Riina Haajanen, undergraduate student at University of Helsinki, 2017

Elisa Ritola, undergraduate student at University of Helsinki, 2015, 2016

Hanna Vihervaara, undergraduate student at University of Helsinki, 2015

Salla Välipakka, undergraduate student at University of Helsinki, 2015

Janina Allekotte, undergraduate student at University of Helsinki, 2012

B.Sc. Aleksi Halme, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, completed B.Sc. thesis in the lab in 2017

B.Sc. Ciia Kohonen, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, completed B.Sc. thesis in the lab in 2015

B.Sc. Ella Tuominen, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, completed B.Sc. thesis in the lab in 2015

Anni Ojansivu, B.Sc. student, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, completed training in the lab in 2015

Rita Teixeira, Erasmus student, Ecola Superior de Saude, Porto, Portugal completed internship in the lab in 2015

B.Sc. Lavinia van der Sande, Kaho Sint Leuven, Belgium, completed B.Sc. thesis in the lab in 2014 

B.Sc. Julie Drighe, Kaho Sint Leuven, Belgium, completed B.Sc. thesis in the lab in 2012