Postdoc Board Members

Anna Aalto

Postdoc Board

Rahul Biradar

Doctoral Researcher

Lahesmaa Lab, office 7094 +358 (0)29 450 3768 rahul.biradar [at]

Megan Chastney

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ivaska Lab megan.chastney [at]

Iman Farahani

Doctoral Candidate

Elenius Lab iman.i.farahani [at]

Jasmin Kaivola

Doctoral Candidate

Ivaska Lab jasmin.e.kaivola [at]

Mathilde Mathieu

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ivaska Lab mathilde.mathieu [at]

Jenny Pessa

Doctoral Candidate

Potsdoc Board, Sistonen lab

Mukund Sharma

Postdoctoral Researcher

Westermarck Lab, office 4120 +358 (0)29 450 3790 mukund.sharma [at]


  • MSc in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • Ph.D. in Pathology (Turku doctoral program in molecular medicine) Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku


Epigenetic regulation by PP2A and RAS synergy and its implication in cancer

Christel Sourander

Doctoral Researcher, Neuroscience

Coffey Lab, office 5045 +358 (0)29 450 3784 christel.c.sourander [at]
In my PhD project, I am studying how loss of cellular homeostasis may lead to behavioral changes at the level of the whole organism.

Freddy Suarez-Rodriguez

Doctoral Candidate

Postdoc Board, Sahlgren Lab

Giulia Sultana

Doctoral Candidate

Eriksson Lab +358466565957 giulia.sultana [at]


  • PhD in Cell Biology (ongoing)
  • Trainee in Anatomical Pathology
  • Trainee in Translational Medicine
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Applications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology

Research interests

  • Cytoskeleton signaling
  • ECM remodeling
  • Cell migration in cancer and wound healing
  • Imaging