Noora Kotaja, PhD
Professor of Molecular Medicine
Juho-Antti Mäkelä, PhD
Project: Regulation and function of spermatogonial stem cells in the maintenance of male fertility and epigenetic inheritance.
Mari Lehti, PhD
Project: Mechanisms of sperm tail formation and its non-canonical functions. The role of late CB in RNA regulation during spermatid elongation.
Matthieu Bourgery, MSc
Project: Bioinformatic analysis of sperm non-coding RNAs in multigenerational mouse/human studies on epigenetic inheritance.
Tiina Lehtiniemi, MSc
Project: Germ granule-mediated RNA regulation in meiotic and postmeiotic cells. The role of SMG6 endonuclease in spermatogenesis.
Opeyemi Olotu, MSc
Project: Functional differences between two germ granules, intermitochondrial cement (IMC) and chromatoid body (CB). The function of germline RNA regulatory mechanisms in cancer cells.
Lin Ma, MSc
Project: Transcriptome analysis in male germ cells, characterization of the role of germ granules in transcriptome regulation.
Ram Prakash Yadav, PhD
Project: The expression and role of pericentric heterochromatin during spermatogenesis. The non-canonical functions of DICER in the control of heterochromatin expression.
Margareeta Mäkelä, MSc
Project: Epigenetic mechanisms of transgenerational transmission of diet-induced metabolic phenotypes and the effects of different treatments of diet-induced obesity on sperm epigenome.
Salli Kärnä, BSc
Project: The role of late CB in RNA regulation during spermatid elongation.
Project: Sperm purification, RNA extraction and analysis for epigenetic inheritance-related studies.
Olli Heikkinen, BM
Project: Development of biocomputing tools for automated recognition and analysis of the seminiferous epithelial stages and cellular composition.
Anna Puisto, MSc
Project: Purification of human spermatozoa, molecular analysis and quality assurance of sperm RNA from multigenerational cohort studies.
Co-supervised PhD Students in Other Departments:
ALUMNI (postdocs, PhD and MSc degrees):
- Ram Prakash Yadav, PhD 2020
- Matti Lahti, postdoc, 2017-2020
- Elina Palonen, postdoc, 2018-2019
- Margareeta Mäkelä, MSc 2020
- Mari Lehti, PhD graduation 2016
- Hanna Korhonen, PhD 2016
- Freja Hartman, MSc 2016
- Suvi Virtanen, MSc 2016
- Matteo Da Ros, PhD 2015
- Noora Hirvonen, MSc 2013
- Karin Sostar, MSc 2013
- Oliver Meikar, PhD 2013
- Ram Prakash Yadav, MSc 2011