Minna Poukkula: Cell Shape and Motility

The Poukkula laboratory studies how cells and epithelial tissues regulate their actin cytoskeleton while undergoing changes in their shape or motility. We are especially keen to understand how actin cytoskeleton turnover is regulated spatially.

We use a combination of Drosophila genetics, state-of-the-art imaging techniques and image analysis, to study morphogenetic movements of epithelial cells in vivo.

Read more about Minna's and her group's research:

Minna is a Principal Investigator/Academy Research Fellow at BI and a University Lecturer at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences (Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme).  

Contact 

Minna Poukkula, PhD 
Academy Research Fellow 
Institute of Biotechnology, HiLIFE 

P.O.Box. 56 (Viikinkaari 5)
00014 University of Helsinki 
Finland 

Phone: +358 2 941 59418 
E-mail: minna.poukkula@helsinki.fi