Ritva Heljasvaara

Senior Reseacher, Group Co-PI, ECM-Hypoxia Research Unit Leader
Biomedicine, molecular biology

ECM and Hypoxia
Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

My research interest is in the roles and significance of extracellular matrix (ECM) in cancer. More specifically, we study certain basement membrane and transmembrane collagens in solid cancers, particularly in skin and breast cancer, trying to understand their molecular mechanisms in tumor cells and in the tumor microenvironment. Our approaches include experimental mouse tumor models as well as advanced cellular models.

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Aapistie 7C
Room L220A
90230 Oulu

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Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
P.O. Box 5400
90014 University of Oulu