Annakaisa Haapasalo Group (Molecular Neurodegeneration)

Our research focus lies in the genetic background and molecular mechanisms underpinning neurodegenerative diseases, especially frontotemporal dementia (FTD). To this end, we utilize a variety of in vitro and in vivo model systems and patient-derived cells, clinical samples and data. We are especi...

Ashik Jawahar Deen

Postdoctoral researcher, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Immuno-Ophthalmology

Inflammation is associated with various chronic diseases many of which have insufficient treatment options. Along with inflammatory signaling, we study more broadly cellular events in order to reveal molecular mechanisms and dysfunctionalities behind the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases.

Kaarniranta AMD Lab

The leader of the age-related macular degeneration (AMD) group is Professor Kai Kaarniranta (M.D.; Ph.D.; Chief Physician at the Department of Ophthalmology, Kuopio University Hospital (KUH); Head of Ophthalmology Department).

Stina Leskelä

Early stage researcher, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences