Lab Members

    Group Leader

    Eleanor Coffey
    Research Director (Forskningschef) at Åbo Akademi University
    Vice Director Turku Bioscience
    eleanor.coffey [at] bioscience.fi

    Contact Information

    Turku Bioscience
    P.O. Box 123, BioCity
    (Street adr. Tykistökatu 6 B)
    FIN-20521 Turku, Finland
    +358-2-333 8605 (Eleanor Coffey)+358-2-251 8808 (Fax Attn. Eleanor Coffey)


    Lab Manager and Postdoctoral Researchers

    Prasannakumar Deshpande

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    +358 (0)29 450 3784

    prasannakumar.deshpande [at] bioscience.fi

    Project

    My main goal is to identify mechanisms in nerve cells that may lead to death of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson’s disease.

    Veronica Fagerholm

    Postdoctoral Researcher and Lab Coordinator

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    +358 (0)29 450 3783

    veronica.fagerholm [at] utu.fi

    Project

    I am searching for driver genes that act downstream of JNK1 to promote mood disorders.

    Patrik Hollos

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    +358 (0)29 450 3783

    patrik.hollos [at] bioscience.fi

    Project

    I explore how kinase signalling exerts spatiotemporal control of synapse plasticity in disease models using optogenetics.

    Doctoral Candidates

    Dani Flinkman

    Doctoral Candidate

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    dkflin [at] utu.fi
    My project aims to identify biomarker signatures in Parkinson's disease. I am also really interested in mechanism.

    Ye Hong

    Doctoral Candidate

    Coffey & Elo Lab, office 7089

    +358 (0)29 450 3805

    ye.hong [at] bioscience.fi

    Project in the Kinase group

    I am using bioinformatics to predict molecular mechanisms of depression and schizophrenia using proteomics and behavioral data.

    Christel Sourander

    Doctoral Candidate

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    +358 (0)50 468 9683

    christel.c.sourander [at] utu.fi
    In my PhD project, I am studying how loss of cellular homeostasis may lead to behavioral changes at the level of the whole organism.

    Nikita Tiwari

    Doctoral Candidate

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    nikita.tiwari [at] utu.fi
    In my project, I use fiberphotometry to study how molecular drivers of anxiety and depression alter neural activity in awake behaving mice.

    Undergraduate Students

    Sini Huuskonen

    Undergraduate Student

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    smmhuu [at] utu.fi

    Jismi John

    Undergraduate Student

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    jimajo [at] utu.fi
    I work with Nikita and together we hope to identify molecular drivers of anxiety and depression. We do this using different types of in vivo and ex vivo imaging methods.

    Jedidiah Patton

    Undergraduate Student

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    jedpat [at] utu.fi
    I work together with Ye to identify molecular drivers of schizophrenia in mouse and fish models.

    Technical Personnel

    Susanna Pyökäri

    Laboratory Technician

    Coffey Lab, office 5080

    +358 (0)29 450 3758 / 3771

    susanna.pyokari [at] bioscience.fi

    Alumni

    Sylvia Ortega-Martinez, Hasan Mohammad, Emilia Komulainen, Justyna Zdrojewska, Olavi Misin, Artur Padzik, Benny Björkblom, Hanna Heikelä, Vesa Hongisto, Wenrui Li, Elli Oksanen, Lihua Sun, Jenni Vainio, Nina Westerlund, Yubao Wang, Agniezka Bialek, Gunilla Hognas, Johanna Holmbom, Marit Jorgensen, Miikka Hurme, Julie Millour, Lenaig Marchand, Kimmo Mäkela, Iiris Nykanen, Annika Nymark, Annika Pienimaki, Emmy Rannikko, Maria Shariatmadari, Henna Sihvonen, Annika Smeds, Nina Smeds, Jenny Södermann, Rognoy Vibeke, Mats Österholm, Hanah Orellana, Ravi Adusumalli, Hung Phuoc, Behnoush Fourutan, Raghavendra Mysore.