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Cellular Biophysics

Our main interest is in the molecular mechanisms of photoreceptor signaling and increasingly in the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in certain retinal diseases.
Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Our research involves the use of genetically modified mice and the use and development of state-of-the-art electrophysiological recording techniques and approaches, from single-cell recording to electroretinography (ERG) across the isolated retina and in vivo ERG.

Presently our research is focused on two main areas:

  1. We study the molecular mechanisms controlling the gain and kinetics of photoreceptor signaling in various light conditions, especially the calcium-controlled feedback
  2. We aim at developing novel therapies for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Members

Mooud Amirkavei

Mooud Amirkavei

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Marja Pitkänen

Marja Pitkänen

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Teemu Turunen

Teemu Turunen

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Project Employee