Sami Kauppinen


Doctoral student

9 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 162 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 52 citations. The author has a h-index of 6.00. (Google Scholar)


Sami Kauppinen received his MHSc degree in Medical and Wellness technology at the University of Oulu in 2020. During his studies he worked as a research assistant in Simo Saarakkala's group (Diagnostics of Osteoarthritis) from 2013 to 2020. Currently working as a PhD student in the research unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology (MIPT). The PHD thesis will focus on using computed microtomography imaging to develop and evaluate osteoarthritis related biomarkers in preclinical data.

Research interests

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Animal models
  • Disease modifying drugs
  • Computed microtomography


Research groups

  • Doctoral Student, Research Unit of MIPT