Henna Karvonen

Combining experimental cell and molecular biology to clinical research is the key to discover new therapies to respiratory diseases

Henna Karvonen

Henna Karvonen

PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Cell and molecular biology of respiratory diseases

Biography

I am a biochemist by training. I did Master and PhD studies in cell and molecular biology of respiratory diseases focusing on the role of myofibroblasts in lung fibrosis, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.   

Research interests

  • Lung fibrosis
  • Chronic inflammation and fibrosis
  • Macrophage biology
  • Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) and its activation