Hypothermia group

Research group information

Contact information

Research group leader

  • Docent, Ph.D., laboratory manager
    Katja 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.

Our team

Post doc researchers

  • Docent Lasse Pakanen, M.D., Ph.D., forensic pathologist
  • Kie Horioka Takahashi, Ph.D.

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