Members of Ollila group
Dr Ollila received her PhD in 2013 from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Helsinki, mentored by Dr Tiina Paunio and Dr Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen (Stenberg). For the following four years trained as a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and was mentored by Dr Emmanuel Mignot and Dr Douglas Levinson examining the genetic underpinnings of type-1 narcolepsy. In 2018 Dr Ollila joined Dr. Jonathan Pritchard's team at Stanford Univerisy training first as a research fellow and later as a visiting instructor. Dr Ollila was co-mentored by Richa Saxena from Center of Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard medical school. Dr Ollila's main research interests are genetic epidemiology of sleep and brain autoimmunity and she has over 30 publications in the field of sleep, narcolepsy and autoimmunity.
Martin Broberg, is Post-doctoral fellow with Dr Ollila. Dr Broberg is mentored jointly with Dr Emmi Helle. His research focuses on examining high risk exonic variation in sleep and circadian rhythms and how they modulate early cardiovascular endpoints.
Viola Helaakoski received her Master's thesis in neuroscience from Kings College London and Bachelor's in law (LLB) from Queen Mary University of London. Her research focuses on examining the connection between sleep, and sleep disruption in neurological disorders Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and migraine.