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About me

I am originally from Finland where I did my Master in Cell Biology at Åbo Akademi University in Turku. During my studies I spent a fantastic exchange year in Scotland at the University of Aberdeen. There I took many courses in Neuroscience and my astonishment for the complexity of the brain was further increased. I feel privileged for, already as a PhD-student, being able to work with what I think is among the most fascinating processes; synaptic function and Alzheimer disease.
Also outside of work I´m busy making this world a better place.

Education

Master of Science (Cell Biology) from Åbo Akademi University, Finland (2011)

Research description

Early in Alzheimer disease the connections between neurons, called synapses, begin to degenerate. The toxic amyloid-beta peptide (Aβ) is believed to play an important role in this degeneration but the mechanisms behind remain elusive. In my PhD project I study the role of Aβ at synapses in Alzheimer disease. I´m particularly interested in where Aβ is produced and how it is secreted from synapses.

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