Taina Pihlajaniemi

Taina Pihlajaniemi


Vice Rector (research)
Biomedicine, molecular biology

203 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The author has a h-index of 57.00. (WoS)

Research interests

  • Extracellular matrix biology
  • Collagens
  • Stem cells and cancer
  • Myastenic syndrome
  • Fibrosis

Scientific merits

  • Professor of Medical Biochemistry, University of Oulu, 1990-
  • Post-doc, University of Medicine and Dentistry - Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, N.J., USA, 1982-1985
  • Junior Research Fellow and Research Associate, Academy of Finland, 1988-1990
  • MD, University of Oulu, 1981
  • PhD (Licenciate of Medicine), University of Oulu, 1997
  • Docent, Medical Biochemistry, University of Oulu, 1997

Professional and community activities

  • Chairman, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of OUlu, 1991-2009
  • Scientific Director, Biocenter Oulu, 1996-2009
  • Director, Biocenter Finland, 2006-2007
  • Vice Rector (President) research, University of Oulu, 2010-

Thesis supervisions

  • Supervisor or co-supervisor of 43 PhD or MD-PhD theses to completion.