Julia received her PhD (2021) in our laboratory at the University of Helsinki, working on the developmental growth and regeneration processes in squamate eyes. She is now coordinating the multiple lab activities and helping with ongoing research on Evo-Devo.
Kaisa did her PhD at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, where she studied the maturation and injury response in the corneal epithelium of zebrafish. She is now coordinating the multiple lab activities and helping with ongoing research on Evo-Devo.
Simone obtained a Master’s degree in Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pisa (Italy) and a PhD degree in Neuroscience at the University of Helsinki in 03/2022. He now continues working on brain evo-devo as a Postdoctoral Researcher in our Lab.
Kristen has extensive experience in developmental biology and has recently joined our lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher focusing on squamate evo-devo.
Maksim finished a PhD program in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the St Petersburg State University (Russia) in 2022 and obtained a PhD degree at the Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences. He has recently joined our lab as a postdoctoral researcher, specializing in bioinformatics.
Joni obtained his Master's degree in Physiology and Neuroscience in our lab at the University of Helsinki. He is currently completing his project on Craniofacial Evo-Devo as a PhD student.
Daria obtained a Master’s degree in Evolutionary Biology at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). Her Master’s thesis on morphofunctional specialization and evolution of body structures in amniotes was conducted at at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) and Howard University (USA). She has been greatly interested on Evolutionary and Developmental Biology since her bachelor’s and is currently doing her PhD on Evo-Devo.
Ida recently obtained her Master's degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in our lab at the University of Helsinki. She is now starting her PhD studies on Craniofacial Evo-Devo.
Caleb obtained his Master’s degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He is now working on Craniofacial Developmental Genetics as a PhD student.
Caleb's profile and publications on the University of Helsinki research database.
Fabien obtained a joint Master’s degree in Paleontology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France) and Institute of Biotechnology (Finland), working on the evolution of vertebrate tooth complexity using fossil and modern data. He is currently continuing this project as a PhD student.
Lafuma F, Corfe IJ, Clavel J & Di-Poï N. Multiple evolutionary origins and losses of tooth complexity in squamates. Nature Communications 12: 6001 (2021). (Article)
Juuso studies in the Master´s Programme in Life Science Technologies at Aalto University, specializing on complex systems and network science. He is currently doing his Master thesis on Evo-Devo in our lab under the supervision of Daria Razmadze.
Ann-Christine Aho and Maria Partanen (Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki) are involved in the management and care of reptile species in our lab.