Lab members



Principal Investigator Perttu Lindsberg, MD, Phd, Professor

Contact information:

Research Program for Molecular Neurology
Haartmaninkatu 8
FIN-00290 Helsinki
Email: perttu.lindsberg [at]
Tel. +358 9 471 71963


MD, Docent Petra Ijäs, postdoctoral investigator

MD, Docent Tiina Sairanen, postdoctoral investigator

MD, Docent Daniel Strbian, postdoctoral investigator

MD, Docent Marja-Liisa Karjalainen-Lindsberg, postdoctoral investigator

MD, PhD Krista Nuotio, postdoctoral investigator

PhD Hanna Heikkilä, postdoctoral investigator

MD, MSc, PhD Suvi Koskinen, postdoctoral investigator

MD Pia Isoviita, predoctoral investigator

MD Olli Mattila, predoctoral investigator

MSc Tiina Nukarinen, predoctoral investigator

MD Saana Pihlasviita, predoctoral investigator

Juhani Ritvonen, medical student, predoctoral investigator

MSc Nancy Lim, laboratory technician

MSc Hande Demir-Holopainen, laboratory  manager


Ph.D. Theses:

Suvi Koskinen, Near-Occlusive Atherosclerotic Carotid Artery Disease: A Studey With Computed Tomography Angiography. MSc, MD, PhD 2019

Tuukka Puolakka, Stroke and the Emergency Medical Services : Enhancing Performance within the Chain of Survival. MD, PhD 2017

Jani Saksi, Stroke-associated carotid atherosclerosis: a role for FABP4 in atheroma vulnerability and cardiometabolic risk. PhD 2015

Daniel Strbian, The role of mast cells in ischemic and hemorrhagic brain injury. MD, PhD, 2008

Krista Nuotio, Molecular mediators linking stroke and carotid artery disease. MD, PhD 2007

Jinghui Yang, Peripheral immune response in chronic relapsing experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in SJL mice. MD, PhD 2003

Tiina Sairanen, Mediators of inflammation in cerebral ischemia: roles of cytokine and cyclooxygenase-2 activation. MD, PhD 2001


Main Collaborators (outside Molecular Neurology Program):

Professor Petri T. Kovanen Wihuri Research Insitute, Helsinki

Professor Heinrich Mattle, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland