Rilla Lab

The discovery of the role of extracellular vesicles (EV) as specific communicators between the cells and the extracellular matrix has changed our understanding of human physiology. These tiny plasma membrane-derived particles are like fingerprints from the original cells. They carry a similar set...

Tiia Turunen

Grant-funded Researcher , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Mikko Turunen

Visiting Researcher , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Mette Heiskanen

Early Stage Researcher , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

Human Brain Disease Modelling (Lehtonen lab)

Our research focuses on revealing the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurological diseases, especially Parkinson`s disease (PD). We utilize patient-derived brain cells in novel human-based models, including 3D culture systems and midbrain organoids, to more accurately mimic the diseased bra...

Šárka Lehtonen

Senior Researcher , A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences