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