I joined Receptor Biology and Signaling group at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the beginning of January 2019 as a postdoctoral fellow. My background is in pharmacy from the University of Helsinki Finland, and I did also my Ph.D. there focusing on computational drug discovery and GPCR pharmacology (supervisors Henri Xhaard and Jyrki P. Kukkonen).
B.Sc. (in Pharmacy), University of Helsinki, Finland, 2008
M.Sc. (in Pharmacy), University of Helsinki, Finland, 2010
Ph.D. (in Pharmacy), University of Helsinki, Finland, 2018
Generally, I am fascinated by atom-level understanding of the functions of the physiologically relevant membrane proteins - especially GPCRs - and the opportunities, which such understanding opens for drug discovery. In context of Frizzleds I aim to understand and target those receptor subtypes that play a role in human diseases using variety of computational drug discovery approaches as well as cell-based tools.