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.

Pipsa Saharinen, Principal Investigator

Associate Professor (tenure-track), Translational Cancer Biology Program

Wihuri Group leader, Wihuri Research Institute

Scientific Director, Biomedicum Imaging Unit-In vivo Imaging (BIU-IVI) 

Vice Chair, Helsinki In Vivo Animal Imaging Platform (HAIP)

Elina Kiss, Post-doctoral researcher

Academy of Finland Post-doctoral Researcher

PhD in Immunology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany 

M.Sc. University of Turku, Finland

Anne Pink, Post-doctoral researcher

Post-doctoral researcher at University of Helsinki

PhD in Gene technology, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Abhinandan Venkatesha Murthy, Post-doctoral researcher

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)

Niina Santio, Post-Doctoral Researcher

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

Kumar Ponna, Post-doctoral researcher

PhD, University of Oulu and Ulm University, Germany

MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

BSc in Engineering in Biotechnology at Sree Nidhi Institute of Science and Technology (SNIST) affiliated
to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India

2020 Senior Research Investigator at Syngene International Ltd, Bengaluru, India

2018-2020 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki

Tuomas Sipilä, Doctoral student

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

Keerthana Ganesh, Doctoral student

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

Ylva von Wright, Doctoral student

Doctoral Student at DPBM

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

Riina Lampela, Lab Manager

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

Aleksi Halme, Bioanalyst

M.Sc. student in the Translational medicine Master's Programme, UH, 2020

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

Laura Seitakari, Research assistant

Undergraduate student in Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki

Alumni

Laura Hakanpää, PhD, completed PhD in the group 2020, currently post-doc at Institute of Biotechnology, UH, Helsinki

Anita Lampinen, PhD, 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

Alumni - Undergraduate students

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

Alumni - B.Sc. students

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