Student list

 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI B&M STUDENTS

Name

Thesis title

Supervisor(s)

Faculty

Amr Abou Elezz Structure and dynamics of the actin cytoskeleton in the axon initial segment Pirta Hotulainen Biological
Venkat Swaroop Achuta Molecular mechanisms underlying impaired neural progenitor differentiation as targets for drug treatment in fragile X syndrome, a model for neurodevelopmental disorders Maija Castren, Karl Åkerman Medicine
Tommi Ala-Kurikka Birth asphyxia: from basic mechanisms to new therapies Juha Voipio, Emma Prokic Biological
Henrik Antell Brain iron in Parkinson's Disease Kari Murros, Jussi Numminen Medicine 
Tommi Anttonen Development and wound healing of the mammalian sensory epithelium of hearing Ulla Pirvola Biological
Tsvetomira Atanasova

Nature vs. Nurture in the development of mammalian limbic system; role for kainate-type glutamate receptors

Tomi Taira, Sari Lauri Vet.Med.
Marja Balk

Auditory Cognition; functional magnetic resonance imaging studies in adults and children

Taina Autti, Iiro Jääskeläinen
Medicine
Diego Moura Baronio

Bombesin-like peptides and their receptors: relevance to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pertti Panula Medicine
Zuyue Chen Neural mechanism of primate social communication Synnöve Carlson, Yuanye Ma Medicine
Hataiwan
Chokechuwattanalert
Unravelling the roles of KAL1 in neural crest development by using human ESCs and mKAL1-iPSCs. Taneli Raivio Medicine
Jonas Englund Kainate receptors in the developing amygdala. 
Sari Lauri, Tomi Taira Biological
Senem Merve Fred Mechanism of Antidepressant-Induced Disruption of TRK Complex Eero Castren, Plinio Casarotto Biological
Juha Gogulski Prefrontal top-down control of tactile perceptions and tactile working memory Synnöve Carlson, Antti Pertovaara Medicine
Mia Haaranen

The underlying neural circuits controlling addictive behaviour

Teemu Aitta-aho, T. Stenberg Medicine
Hamed Haque

Neural oscillations underlying visual working memory. 

Satu Palva, Matias Palva
Biological
Laura Hedlund

Neural mechanisms of grammar in adult and child second language learners

Teija Kujala, Aliina Leminen Behavioral
Jenni Heikkilä

Multisensory learning and its utility in intervention for children with developmental disorders

Kaisa Tiippana, Kimmo Alho Behavioral
Anni-Reetta Herranen

Molecular regulation and prevention of sensory hair cell death, synaptopathy and neuropathy in the traumatized hearing organ

Ulla Pirvola
Biological
Roope Heikkilä

Histamiini H2 -reseptorisalpauksen vaikutukset kuuloinformaation prosessointiin, tarkkaavuuden säätelyyn sekä uni-valve rytmiin ihmisillä

Jesper Ekelund, Sari Ylinen
Medical
Heikki Hietanen Glioblastooman geneettiset ennustetekijät. 
Olli Tynninen, Anders Paetau Medical
Inkeri Hiironniemi

GABAergic signaling and chloride regulation in control of early hippocampal network events

Kai Kaila, Eva Ruusuvuori Biological
Seppo Hiltunen

ADHD ja tarkkaavuus: Terapialla ja hypnoosilla vaikuttaminen

Maarit Virta, Petri Paavilainen Medicine
Jonni Hirvonen Systems-level neuronal mechanisms of sensory awareness in humans Matias Palva, Satu Palva Biological
Irina Hlushchenko How synapse activation is translated into changes in dendritic spine actin cytoskeleton and changes in spine morphology and stability Pirta Hotulainen Biological
Antti Huotarinen

Subtalaamisen tumakkeen stimulaation vaikutukset striatumin solunsisäiseen signalointiin Parkinsonin taudin koe-eläinmallissa

Aki Laakso Medicine
Tatu Huovilainen

Electrophysiological dynamics of cortical reading network during natural reading

Teija Kujala, Yury Shtyrov, Alina Leminen Medicine
Satu Hänninen

Mechanisms of glycerophospholipid homeostasis in mammalian cells. 

Pertti Somerharju
Biological
Satu Immonen Syntymäkohorttitutkimus alkoholin kohtuukäytön aivovaikutuksista Laura Hokkanen, Teija Kujala Medicine
Hanna Julku Systems-level local and inter-areal oscillations and their abnormalities in brain disease in human Satu Palva
Biological
Hanna-Leena Kaltiainen Aivovamman vaikutus aivokuoren spontaanirytmeihin Nina Forss Medicine
Kaisa Kanerva

Working memory and scholastic skills. 

Kimmo Alho, Virpi Kalakoski Behavioral
Sebnem Kesaf

GluK2-NETO2 signaling in actin dynamics: Regulation of dendritic spine maturation during development and disease

Sari Lauri, Claudio Rivera Biological
Samuel Kohtala

Nopeavaikutteisten masennuslääkkeiden neurofarmakologia

Tomi Rantamäki Pharmacy
Marina Koskela

The effect of social context and enriched environment on dopamine-related behaviors: focus on alcohol addiction and Parkinson’s disease

Mikko Airavaara Pharmacy
Sanna Koskela

The limits of visual sensitivity and its circadian control

Petri Ala-Laurila Biological
Juha Knuuttila Bioinformatiiviset menetelmät aivojen plastisuuden tutkimisessa Eero Castren Biological
Liisa Kuula-Paavola Sleep and cognitive functioning. 
Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Katri Räikkönen-Talvitie Behavioral
Hanna Laakso Early markers of small vessel disease: Neuropsychological assessment methods and cognitive profile Laura Hokkanen, Hanna Jokinen-Salmela Behavioral
Tiina Laakso LRRTM-proteiinien ilmentyminen, tehtävät ja toimintamekanismit in vivo Matti S. Airaksinen Biological
Mikaela Laine The role of myelination in resilience and susceptibility to psychosocial stress Iiris Hovatta Biological
Mira Lainiola Neuroinflammaation yhteys alkoholin kulutukseen ja riippuvuuteen koe-eläinmalleissa Anni-Maija Linden Medicine
Jing Lei Thalamus in intramuscular non-painful heating-needle stimulation induced-modulation of pain Antti Pertovaara, You Hao-Jun Medicine
Sakari Leino Neuroprotective and antidyskinetic effects of nicotine in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease Outi Salminen Pharmacy
Angelina Lesnikova

Modulation of TRKB signaling by dephosphorylation and nitration: understanding the role of Nitric Oxide and PTPRσ

Eero Castren, Caroline Biojone Biological
Sanna Liesto

Cognition and neuropathic pain in breast cancer treated women

Marja Hietanen, Eija Kalso Medicine
Yixin Liu

The structure of full-length GDNF/GFR1/RET complex.

Adrian Goldman
Biological
Maria Lume Cellular regulation of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor Mart Saarma Biological
Carina Lund Modeling the human reproductive system with embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells derived from patients with Kallmann syndrome Taneli Raivio, Timo Tuuri Medicine
Linda Lönnqvist Development of speech sound perception and language skills in children with and without familial risk of dyslexia Teija Kujala, Paula Virtala Medicine
Simone Macri Brain patterning and tissue regeneration in reptiles.  
Nicolas Di-Poi Biological
Arun Mahato GDNF mimetics for disease-modifying treatment of Parkinson’s disease Mart Saarma, Sidorova Biological
Martina Mavrovic KCC2 in cortex development and formation Kai Kaila Biological
Marie Mennesson Involvement of Neto and Kainate receptor genes in anxiety Iiris Hovatta
Biological
Zuzanna Misiewicz A cross-species neurogenomics approach to anxiety
Iiris Hovatta Biological
Pranutti Muggalla Amyloidogenic protein interactions and proteolytic processing of Amyloid Precursor Protein Henri Huttunen Biological
Laura Mustonen Characteristics of neuropathic pain after breast cancer treatment Eija Kalso Medicine
Teemu Mäntylä Sairaudentunnottomuus ja itsehavainnointi ensipsykoosista kärsivillä potilailla  aivojen toiminnallinen ja rakenteellinen kuvantamistutkimus Laura Hokkanen, Jaana Suvisaari, Tuukka Raij Behavioral
Elina Nagaeva

Functional characterization of the midbrain GABA neurons subtypes. Their role in reward-related behavior in mice.

Esa Korpi
Medicine
Ester Orav Mechanisms and physiological consequences of non-canonical kainate-receptor mediated signalling at developing synapses Sari Lauri Biological
Sonja Paetau The interaction between the neuronal adhesion molecule ICAM-5 and microglia   Carl G. Gahmberg Biological
Ceren Pajanoja PPARγ Regulation on Mitochondria Dynamics and GABAergic Signaling in Neurodegenerative Diseases Dan Lindholm, Lalowski Medicine
Erik Palm

Characterization of behavioural and neuronal phenotypes of CDNF and MANF deficient mice

Mart Saarma
Medicine
Eeva Parkkonen Modulation of motor-cortex rhythms after cerebral stroke. 
Nina Forss Medicine
Emmi Pentikäinen Long-term neurocognitive, emotional and social impact of choir singing in ageing Teppo Särkämö, Mari Tervaniemi Medicine
Emmi Paro The role of coupling factor 6 in Alzheimer's disease.  Henri Huttunen, R-L Uronen Biological
Leena Penna Understanding and facilitating ketamine´s rapid antidepressant actions Tomi Rantamäki Biological
Dan Pham Study on the expression of GABA(A) R alpha 2 in brain by drugs and deubiquitination enzyme  Dan Lindholm Medicine
Sami Piirainen Using animal models to address the role of microglial activation in neuropsychiatric diseases Li Tian, Tarja Stenberg Biological
Anni Pitkäniemi Music-Evoked Memories and Emotions in Alzheimer’s Disease Teppo Särkämö, Eino Partanen Medicine
Alexey Pospelov Role of brainstem structures in the febrile seizures generation. 
Kai Kaila Biological
Tuomas Puoliväli Systems-level neural mechanisms of visual perception Matias Palva, Satu Palva Biological
Noora Raivio Aivoperäisen hermokasvutekijän (Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, BDNF) rooli alkoholiriippuvuudessa Kalervo Kiianmaa Biological
Riikka Rajamäki Studying motor recovery after stroke with magnetoencephalography Nina Forss Medicine
Ruusu Riekki

Role of neurotrophins and ion-transporters in activity-dependent plasticity

Tomi Taira
Biological
Eva Rikandi First-episode psychosis: An fMRI study of changes in brain function and connectivity. 
Tuukka Raij, J. Suvisaari, L. Hokkanen Behavioral
Marko Rosenholm

Novel pharmacological strategies to induce neuronal plasticity

Tomi Rantamäki Pharmacy
Santeri Rouhinen

Role of gamma oscillations in visual attention and working memory of successful perception

Satu Palva, Matias Palva Biological
Tuulia Saarenpää Characterization of structures and functions in RET signalling. 
Adrian Goldman Biological
Olena Santangeli Common physiological mechanisms of depression and sleep disorders: gender and age-related aspects Tarja Stenberg Medicine
Emma Saure Neuropsychological Characteristics of Anorexia Nervosa Marja Laasonen, Raevuo, Lepistö-Paisley Medicine
Svetlana Semenova The role of tyrosine hydroxylase 2-producing cells in the development and functioning of the zebrafish hypothalamus Pertti Panula Medicine
Felix Siebenhühner Phase synchronization of neuronal oscillations in human cognitive processing Satu Palva, Matias Palva Biological
Anna Shteinzeig Long-term effects of the antidepressant fluoxetine treatment on neuronal plasticity in mouse visual cortex.
Eero Castrén Biological
Reetta Sipilä

Kivun kroonistumisen riskitekijät sekä psyykkinen vointi rintasyövän vuoksi hoidetuilla naisilla

Eija Kalso, Taina Hintsa
Medicine
Lina Smeds

Biophysical mechanisms underlying the absolute sensitivity limit of mouse vision

Petri Ala-Laurila Biological
Polina Stepanova

The effect of the new neurotrophic factor CDNF in motivation, stress, depression-like behavior and locomotor activity

Merja Voutilainen, Mart Saarma
Pharmacy
Susanna Stjerna Vauvan varhainen visuaalinen kehitys neurokognitiivisen kehityksen markkerina Sampsa Vanhatalo Medicine
Polina Stoycheva Functional hemispheric asymmetry for verbal and nonverbal stimuli during haptic memory task Kaisa Tiippana, Mari Tervaniemi Behavioral
Emma Suppanen Predictive coding as indexed by infants auditory brain responses and its link with later language development Sari Ylinen, Teija Kujala Behavioral
Mikko Tiainen Connections between speech and manual gestures Kaisa Tiippana Medicine
Anja Thiede Language processing in the dyslexic brain - neural markers of dyslexia in human development Teija Kujala, Paula Virtala Behavioral
Maksym Tokariev Brain functional network connectivity study in healthy children and children with developmental disorders Synnöve Carlson Medicine
Wessel van Leeuwen The consequences of cumulative sleep restriction and subsequent recovery sleep in healthy young men Tarja Stenberg, Mikko Härmä Medicine
Kärt Varendi Studies on 3'UTR-mediated regulation of neurotrophic factors BDNF and GDNF.  Jaan-Olle Andressoo, Mart Saarma Biological
Sheng Hua Wang Systems-level Neural Dynamics Underlying the Human Working Memory Matias Palva, Satu Palva Biological
Patrik Wikman Audiomotor integration and task-dependent activations in auditory cortex
Teemu Rinne Medicine
Frederike Winkel Function of TrkB receptors expressed in parvalbumin interneurons during fear erasing processes and shift of ocular dominance Eero Castrén, Juzoh Umemori Biological
Venkatram Yallapragada

Modeling hypothalamic hormone deficiencies with patient-derived pluripotent stem cells

Taneli Raivio, Timo Tuuri
Medicine
Kaisu Ölander

Face representations and precision of face memory

Viljami Salmela, Kimmo Alho Behavioral

 

 AALTO UNIVERSITY B&M STUDENTS

Name

Thesis title

Supervisor(s)

Department

Anna Aksiuto Neuroimaging cognitive and emotional empathy in health and disorders Iiro Jääskeläinen NBE
Heidi Ala-Salomäki Multimodal imaging of language networks Mia Liljeström, Riitta Salmelin NBE
Anna Maria Alexandrou Natural rhythmicity and neural oscillatory connectivity during natural speech production and speech perception Riitta Salmelin NBE
Lara Farzaneh Ejtehadian Neural basis of social relationships Lauri Nummenmaa NBE 
Tero Hakala Neurocognitive and computational modeling of morphological processing Riitta Salmelin NBE
Athanasios Gotsopoulos Computational modeling of emotional responses under naturalistic conditions Jouko Lampinen NBE
Maria Hakonen Speech processing in the human brain Hannu Tiitinen, Patrick May NBE
Hanna Halme MEG- and EEG-based neurofeedback methods for stroke rehabilitation Lauri Parkkonen NBE
Liisa Helle Boosting the signal-to-noise ratio in multichannel MEG recordings Lauri Parkkonen NBE
Joonas Iivanainen Optically-pumped magnetometers for magnetoencephalography Lauri Parkkonen NBE
Julia Jaatela Structure and function of the sensorimotor system in cerebral palsy Harri Piitulainen NBE
Amit Kumar Jaiswal Method development for pediatric MEG Lauri Parkkonen NBE
Onerva Korhonen Dynamic brain networks Jari Saramäki, Mikko Sams
CS
Dovile Kurmanaviciute Development and applications of a brain-computer interface on selective attention Lauri Parkkonen NBE
Kaisu Lankinen Neuromagnetic responses to movie viewing Miika Koskinen NBE
Mikko Lähteenmäki Brain basis of nonconscious emotional processing Lauri Nummenmaa NBE
Niko Mäkelä Probing speech functions with TMS and EEG Risto Ilmoniemi NBE
Timo Nurmi Proprioception and sensorimotor integration in embodied and social cognition Harri Piitulainen NBE
Heini Saarimäki Decoding subjective emotional states based on brain activity Iiro Jääskeläinen NBE
Timo Saarinen Rhythmic cortical processing: language production and functional task networks Riitta Salmelin NBE
Dmitry Smirnov Brain basis of intersubjectivity: neuroimaging studies under naturalistic conditions Mikko Sams
NBE
Juulia Suvilehto Maintaining social bonds via interpersonal touching: A cross-cultural study Lauri Nummenmaa NBE
Karoliina Tapani Neonatal EEG classification with machine learning methods Lauri Parkkonen NBE
Sofia Volynets Cognitive and neural mechanisms of nonverbal communication via facial expressions Lauri Nummenmaa
NBE
Johan Westö Speech processing as an emergent function of temporal integration in the auditory cortex Mikko Sams NBE
Ivan Zubarev   Lauri Parkkonen NBE