• PL 56 (Viikinkaari 9)



  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki



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Curriculum vitae

My current research addresses the role and mechanisms of gene regulatory changes in the evolution of adaptive life-history traits in Atlantic salmon. Previously I have worked on conifer trees, yeasts and stickleback fish to elucidate the genetic architecture and molecular mechanisms of adaptive evolution. Understanding the molecular basis of evolution in adaptive traits is a central goal in biology with both fundamental and applied importance. My long-term goal is that by dissecting evolutionary processes into their molecular and functional underpinnings we can gain insight into the mechanisms of adaptation that will help us to make informed decisions on conservation and natural resource use.


2018-present, Post-doctoral researcher, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, University of Helsinki, Finland

2014-2017 Post-doctoral fellow, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society, Tuebingen, Germany

2008-2014 PhD, Forest Genomics, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

2003-2008 MSc, Forest Ecology, University of Helsinki, Finland

Education/Academic qualification

Forest genomics, PhD, Université Laval

Award Date: 30 Sep 2013

Forest sciences, MSc, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 30 Sep 2008

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics
  • Adaptation
  • Speciation
  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
  • eQTL
  • Transcriptomics
  • Epigenetics

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.