Research group information
Unit and faculty
Research group leader
- Docent, Ph.D., laboratory managerKatja Porvari
Research group description
Activation of sympathetic nervous system is connected to protective processes induced by hypothermia. On the other hand, prolonged sympathetic stimulus typical for chronic illnesses, such as cardiovascular diseases, leads to pathological changes in cells and tissues. Our studies clarify mechanisms behind beneficial and deleterious effects of acute and chronic stress.
Post doc researcher
- Docent Lasse Pakanen, M.D., Ph.D., forensic pathologist
Where are we headed
Our future goals include identification of stress-specific markers suitable for diagnostic purposes and potential mechanisms to control stress reactions in disease.
Our main collaborators
Forensic Medicine Unit, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Oulu, Finland
How to find us