Current lab members

Henri J. Huttunen, Ph.D. Finland
Docent (adjunct professor) in neurobiology

Henri has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from University of Helsinki. Before founding his own lab at the Neuroscience Center, Henri has done postdoctoral research on neurodegenerative diseases at Orion Pharma and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Henri is also a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Herantis Pharma Plc, a CNS-focused drug discovery company listed in the Helsinki stock exchange (First North).

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Riikka-Liisa Uronen, Ph.D. Finland
Co-principle investigator

Riikka-Liisa is an experienced cell biologist who received her Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Helsinki. Riikka’s experience ranges from lipids and lipoproteins to synapse function and electrophysiology. Riikka joined the group as a senior postdoc and a co-principle investigator in August 2016.

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Cecilia Brunello, M.Sc. Italy
Graduate student

Cecilia received an M.Sc. in Neuroscience from University of Trieste, Italy. Cecilia is a member of the Integrative Life Science doctoral program. She is now working on the mechanisms of transcellular propagation of Tau pathology.

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Maria Merezhko, M.Sc. Russia
Graduate student

Maria is a biology student from St. Petersburg, Russia. She currently studies in the Doctoral Program in Biomedicine. Her project deals with APP trafficking, lipid rafts and PCA-based interaction technologies.

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Xu Yan, M.Sc. ChinaFinland
Graduate student

Xu received a B.Sc. from the University of Bristol, England, and an M.Sc. degree from the MNEURO program at the University of Helsinki. Xu is a member of the Brain & Mind doctoral program. His research focuses currently on Tau and α-synuclein.

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Moona Assinen, M.Sc., Student Finland
Ramesh Baral, M.Sc., Student nepal-2
Kai Kysenius, Ph.D., Graduate student Finland
(—> University of Melbourne, Australia)
Pranuthi Muggalla, M.Sc., Graduate student India
Milla Mustonen, M.Sc., Technician Finland
Niko-Petteri Nykänen, Ph.D., Graduate student Finland
(—> DZNE Münich, Germany)
Emmi Pakarinen, M.Sc., Student Finland
(—> Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki)
Prasanna Sakha, Ph.D., Graduate student nepal-2
Thamil Mani Sivanandam, Ph.D., Postdoc India
(—> Assistant professor, CUK, India)
Wei Wang, Ph.D., Postdoc China
(—> Reddal Inc.)
Liang Zhou, Ph.D.
, Postdoc China
(—> Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki)