BRSI guest lecture, New Regulators of Human T-Cell Differentiation
Dr Lahesmaa, will give a lecture on her research that have resulted in the identification of novel molecular mechanisms and new regulators of T cell functions
Riitta Lahesmaa, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Systems immunology and the Director of Turku Bioscience Centre, Turku, Finland (https://bioscience.fi/) since 1998.
Dr. Lahesmaa received her M.D. and Ph.D. in immunology from the University of Turku. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University Medical Center and a Principal Scientist at Roche Bioscience in Palo Alto, California. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School, Stanford University and UCSF. She founded and directed Turku Centre for Systems Biology 2000-2015 and co-directed Turku Centre for Lifespan Research 2015-2021 and was vice-director of The Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Systems Immunology and Physiology. She is an elected member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters since 2012.
Dr. Lahesmaa's research is focused on molecular systems immunology and aims at understanding regulation of immune response and molecular mechanisms of type 1 diabetes and other human immune mediated diseases. Her studies have resulted in the identification of novel molecular mechanisms and new regulators of T cell functions.She is President of the Finnish Society of Immunology and member of the board of Scandinavian Society of Immunology. She has published > 200 original papers and reviews and has several issued patents and patent applications.
More information about Dr. Lahesmaa and here lab can be found at the following link- https://bioscience.fi/research/molecular-systems-immunology/profile/