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

    Veronica Fagerholm

    Business Champion and Coordinator

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    +358 (0)29 450 3784

    veronica.fagerholm [at] utu.fi

    Project

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

    Peter James

    Visiting Professor, University of Lund

    Proteomics

    peter.james [at] bioscience.fi

    Doctoral Researchers

    Soroush Abyari

    Project Researcher, Neuroscience

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    soroush.s.abyari [at] utu.fi

    Dani Flinkman

    Project Researcher, Mass Spectrometry and Neuroscience

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    +358 (0)29 450 3784

    dani.flinkman [at] bioscience.fi

    Jelena Gnjatovic

    Researcher, Neuroscience

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    +358 (0)29 450 3784

    jelena.j.gnjatovic [at] utu.fi

    Pierre Heemeryck

    Researcher, Neuroscience

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    pierre.heemeryck [at] utu.fi

    Ye Hong

    Doctoral Researcher, Bioinformatics

    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.

    Jismi John

    Doctoral Researcher, Neuroscience

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    +358 (0)29 450 3784

    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.

    Anniina Jokela

    Researcher, Neuroscience

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    anniina.a.jokela [at] utu.fi

    Christel Sourander

    Doctoral Researcher, Neuroscience

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    +358 (0)29 450 3784

    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 Researcher, Neuroscience

    Coffey Lab, office 5045

    +358 (0)29 450 3784

    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.

    Artemis Varidaki

    Doctoral Researcher

    Coffey Lab

    artemis.varidaki [at] utu.fi

    Master Students

    Faridun Mamadbekov

    Master Student, Computer Engineering

    Coffey Lab

    Alex Montoya

    Master Student, Computer Engineering

    Coffey Lab

    alex.montoyafranco [at] utu.fi

    Mudita Shakya

    Master Student, Computer Engineering

    Coffey Lab


    Technical Personnel

    Susanna Pyökäri

    Laboratory Technician

    Coffey Lab, office 5080

    +358 (0)29 450 3758 / 3771

    susanna.pyokari [at] bioscience.fi

    Alumni

    Francesca Marchisella, 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.