Molecular Brain Research // People

Group leader

Jari Koistinaho, MD, PhD, Professor

Senior scientist, docent

  • Gundars Goldsteins
  • Šárka Lehtonen

Post-doctoral fellows

  • Dhungana Hiramani
  • Merja Jaronen

Doctoral students

  • Mikko Huuskonen
  • Meike Keuters
  • Natalia Kolosowska (under co-supervision with Tarja Malm)
  • Marja Koskuvi
  • Henna Konttinen (under co-supervision with Tarja Malm)
  • Minna Oksanen
  • Yajuvinder Singh

Technicians/staff

  • Laila Kaskela
  • Eila Korhonen
  • Mirka Tikkanen
  • Sara Wojciechowski
  • Velta Keksa-Goldsteine

Secretary

  • Salla Hakkarainen

Jari Koistinaho Details

Present Position

  • Professor (Stem Cell Research)

Conctact Information

University of Eastern Finland
A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences
Laboratory of Molecular Brain Research
P.O.Box 1627
FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland

Visiting address: Neulaniementie 2
Tel. +358 40 355 2427
Fax +358 17 163 030
E-mail jari.koistinaho(at)uef.fi

Academic Degrees

  • MD, University of Tampere 1985
  • Licensed Pysician 1986
  • PhD (Medicine), University of Tampere 1989
  • Docent in Neurobiology, University of Tampere 1991

Major Positions and Appointments

University of Tampere, Department of Biomedical Sciences

  • Research Associate, Acting Lecturer, 1984-1986

National Institutes on Health, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD, USA

  • Visiting Fellow 1986-1988 

University of Tampere, Department of Public Health

  • Research Associate 1988-1993

University of California, San Francisco, Department of Neurology

  • Postdoctoral Fellow 1991-1993 

University of Kuopio, Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology

  •  Acting Associate Professor of Biochemistry 1994

Karolinska Instute, Department of Neuroscience, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Visiting associate professor (half-time) 1995-1996 

Stanford University Medical School, Palo Alto, California, USA

  • Visiting Professor 1997-1998

Indiana University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Indiana, USA

  • Visiting Professor 2002-2003 

University of Kuopio, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences

  • Research Director of Biotechnology/Molecular Brain Research 1995-1999
  • Professor of Molecular Brain Research 1999- 6/2010
  • Dean 2004-2008
  • Director of the A.I. Virtanen Graduate School 2004-2006
  • Director of Biocenter Kuopio 2004-2008

University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Professor of Pharmacology 7/2010 -