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About me

I am a project manager at the Centre of Eating Disorders Innovation (CEDI). My focus is divided mainly between the Binge-Eating Genetics Initiative (BEGIN) and the Psychiatrics Genetics Consortium – Eating Disorders (PGC-ED) projects. These projects use different approaches to find answers to questions I find interesting, such as How does the interaction of the genome and the environment shape our behaviour, and Which genetic factors modulate predisposition to eating disorders.

 

Education

2013 -  2017, Postdoctoral scholar at Daniel H Geschwind lab, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles, USA. I worked on projects in genetics of autism in multiplex families, and underrpresented populations.

2013,  Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland. My thesis was on the genetics of multiple sclerosis (MS) at the Janna Saarela and Leena Peltonen lab at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM and National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

2008, MSc (Genetics), Faculty of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki

Research description

Publications

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Leppä+V

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