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The Wihuri Research Institute is the home of 30 biomedical experts, medical and veterinary doctors, molecular biologists and biochemists. In addition to our staff, we have students completing their Master’s and PhD thesis work for a few months.

Director and Group Leaders

Taija Mäkinen

Director, Group leader Lymphatic biology and pathology

TAIJA.MAKINEN@HELSINKI.FI

+46 70 4250360

Kari Alitalo

Group leader Vascular Growth Factor

KARI.ALITALO@HELSINKI.FI

+358 50 500 3572

Sinem Karaman

Group leader Organotypic Vasculature

SINEM.KARAMAN@HELSINKI.FI

Pipsa Saharinen

Group leader Vascular Stability and Cell Adhesion

PIPSA.SAHARINEN@HELSINKI.Fi

+358 50 448 6361

Riikka Kivelä

Group leader Vasculature in Cardiometabolic Disease

RIIKKA.KIVELA@HELSINKI.FI

+358 40 596 8961

 

 

Kari Vaahtomeri

Group leader Cell Signaling Group

KARI.VAAHTOMERI@HELSINKI.FI

+358 40 835 1821

Katariina Öörni

Group leader Atherosclerosis

KATI.OORNI@WRI.FI

+358 9 681 411

Administrative

Carita Sarmalinna

Administrative Assistant

CARITA.SARMALINNA@WRI.FI