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.

Johanna Viiri

Customer Service Specialist, Faculty of Health Sciences

Kaarniranta AMD Lab

We are a tight-knit, multidisciplinary group of researchers who study age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Our group is led by the world-renowned Professor Kai Kaarniranta (M.D.; Ph.D.; Chief Physician at the Department of Ophthalmology, Kuopio University Hospital (KUH); Head of Ophthalmology ...

Irene Karhunen

Financial Secretary , Financial Services/On-site administrative services of the Faculty of Health Sciences

Jussi Paterno

Visiting Researcher , Institute of Clinical Medicine

Multiple Sclerosis - research group

Our specific aims are:

To elucidate the role of neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis using modern brain imaging and OCT methods in correlation with clinical variables and biomarkers. We also evaluate the correlation of heart rate variability and autonomic dysfunction with neuro...