Neurobiology of Disease
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Group Leader Katja Kanninen
PhD, Academy Research Fellow

Group members

Riikka Lampinen (PhD student)
Irina Belaya (PhD student)
Annika Sorvari (Researcher)
Dzhessi Rait (CIMO student)
Isabella Boccuni (ERASMUS student)
Toni Sivula (Undergraduate student)
Lilian Fernandez (Undergraduate student)

Tuula Reponen (Technician)
Salla Hakkarainen (Financial secretary)

Co-supervision of PhD students of other research groups

Henna Konttinen (main supervisor Tarja Malm)
Sanna Loppi (main supervisor Tarja Malm)
Nea Bister (main supervisor Tarja Malm)
Flavia Scoyni (main supervisor Tarja Malm)
Minna Oksanen (main supervisor Jari Koistinaho)
Natalia Kolosowska (main supervisor Jari Koistinaho)
Yajuvinder Singh (main supervisor Jari Koistinaho)
Xin Yi Choo (main supervisor Anthony White)

Katja Kanninen details

PhD, Adjunct Professor

A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences
University of Eastern Finland
P.O.B. 1627 (Neulaniementie 2)
FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland

Room 3422/Bioteknia 2 building
Phone: +358 40 135 4377
Email: katja.kanninen (at) uef.fi

Academic Degrees

  • 2014 Adjunct Professor (Docent) in Neurobiology, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • 2009 PhD (Neurobiology), University of Kuopio, Finland. Thesis: Nrf2 in Alzheimer’s disease
  • 2001 MSc (Cell Biology), University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Major Positions and Appointments

  • 2016 - Academy Research Fellow, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Eastern Finland
  • 2013 - 2016 Adjunct Professor, Senior researcher, Department of Neurobiology, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Eastern Finland
  • 2010 - 2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the research group led by Anthony White, Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2002 – 2009 PhD student, Department of Neurobiology, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Kuopio