Molecular Physiology // People

Group leader/ PI
Director of the A.I. Virtanen Institute

Professor Pasi Tavi, PhD

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Jussi Koivumäki, PhD
  • Anastasia Shakirzyanova, PhD
  • Nikolay Naumenko, MD
  • Boris Smirin, PhD

Doctoral Students

  • Heidi Hynynen, MSc
  • Sari Karppinen, MSc
  • Maija Mutikainen, MSc
  • Tomi Tuomainen, MSc

Undergraduate Student

  • Minna Sivonen

Technician

  • Anne Karppinen

Pasi Tavi Details

Present positions

  • Professor, cardiovascula­­­r cell physiology
  • Director of the Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine

Contact information

University of Eastern Finland
A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences
P.O. Box 1627
FI-70211 Kuopio, FINLAND
Phone +358-040-3553272
pasi.tavi(at)uef.fi

Academic degrees

  • MSc, University of Oulu, Department of Zoology (Animal Physiology), 1995 
  • PhD, University of Oulu, Department of Physiology (Physiology & Biophysics), 1999
  • Docent (Cell Physiology), University of Oulu, Medical faculty, 2005 

Major positions and appointments

  • Research Assistant, Department of Physiology, University of Oulu, 1993-1995
  • Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, 1995-1997
  • Research Fellow, Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, 1997-1999
  • Senior Assistant, Department of Physiology, University of Oulu, 1999-2000
  • Lecturer, Department of Physiology, University of Oulu, 2001-2005
  • Researcher, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Karolinska Institute, Sweden, 2002-2004
  • Senior lecturer, Department of Physiology, University of Oulu, 2006-
  • University Lecturer, Institute of Biomedicine/Physiology, University of Helsinki, Finland,  2008-2013
  • Research Fellow, Academy of Finland, 2008-2013
  • Research Director, A.I. Virtanen institute, University of Eastern Finland, 2009-2013