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Liisa Myllykangas

  • PL 21 (Haartmaninkatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

19992020

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Curriculum vitae

 

RESEARCH

Aims:

1) To study the whole spectrum of common neurodegenerative diseases and associated genetics  in the population-based and neuropathologically assessed Vantaa 85+ Study

2) To characterize familial forms of neurodegenerative disorders both genetically and neuropathologically

 

POSITION TITLE

Clinical instructor, Department of Pathology, Medicum, University of Helsinki

Adjunct professor in Applied Neuropathology, University of Helsinki 

 

DEGREES

M.D. University of Helsinki, 2000

Ph.D. University of Helsinki, Department of Pathology, 2002

Specialist in Pathology, University of Helsinki 2013 

Specialist in Neuropathology, University of Helsinki 2017

 

RESEARCH TRAINING

Pre-doctoral training:

1996-2002 Graduate student, Neuropathology laboratory, Department of Pathology, University of Helsinki

1998 Special Project Associate, Neurogenetics Laboratory, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL, USA

 

Post-doctoral training: 

2002-04 Research Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

2004- 2008 Researcher and Group leader, Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics, Biomedicum Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

 

MAJOR FUNDING SOURCES

Academy of Finland 2016-2020 

Helsinki University Hospital Competetive Fund 2020-2021 

Fields of Science

  • 3111 Biomedicine
  • Neuropathology
  • Genetics

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Analysis of neurodegenerative disease-causing genes in dementia with Lewy bodies

Orme, T., Hernandez, D., Ross, O. A., Kun-Rodrigues, C., Darwent, L., Shepherd, C. E., Parkkinen, L., Ansorge, O., Clark, L., Honig, L. S., Marder, K., Lemstra, A., Rogaeva, E., St. George-Hyslop, P., Londos, E., Zetterberg, H., Morgan, K., Troakes, C., Al-Sarraj, S., Lashley, T. & 32 others, Holton, J., Compta, Y., Van Deerlin, V., Trojanowski, J. Q., Serrano, G. E., Beach, T. G., Lesage, S., Galasko, D., Masliah, E., Santana, I., Pastor, P., Tienari, P. J., Myllykangas, L., Oinas, M., Revesz, T., Lees, A., Boeve, B. F., Petersen, R. C., Ferman, T. J., Escott-Price, V., Graff-Radford, N., Cairns, N. J., Morris, J. C., Pickering-Brown, S., Mann, D., Halliday, G., Stone, D. J., Dickson, D. W., Hardy, J., Singleton, A., Guerreiro, R. & Bras, J., 29 Jan 2020, In : Acta Neuropathologica Communications. 8, 1, 11 p., 5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Chorea-acanthocytosis associated with two novel heterozygous mutations in the VPS13A gene

Verkkoniemi-Ahola, A., Kuuluvainen, L., Kivirikko, S., Myllykangas, L. & Pöyhönen, M., 15 Jan 2020, In : Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 408, 2 p., 116555.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterScientific

Putative risk alleles for LATE-NC with hippocampal sclerosis in population-representative autopsy cohorts

EClipSE Collaboration, Hokkanen, S. R. K., Kero, M., Kaivola, K., Hunter, S., Keage, H. A. D., Kiviharju, A., Raunio, A., Tienari, P. J., Paetau, A., Matthews, F. E., Fleming, J., Graff, C., Polvikoski, T. M., Myllykangas, L. & Brayne, C., Mar 2020, In : Brain Pathology. 30, 2, p. 364-372 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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A comprehensive screening of copy number variability in dementia with Lewy bodies

Kun-Rodrigues, C., Orme, T., Carmona, S., Hernandez, D. G., Ross, O. A., Eicher, J. D., Shepherd, C., Parkkinen, L., Darwent, L., Heckman, M. G., Scholz, S. W., Troncoso, J. C., Pletnikova, O., Dawson, T., Rosenthal, L., Ansorge, O., Clarimonm, J., Lleo, A., Morenas-Rodriguez, E., Clark, L. & 48 others, Honig, L. S., Marder, K., Lemstra, A., Rogaeva, E., St George-Hyslop, P., Londos, E., Zetterberg, H., Barber, I., Braae, A., Brown, K., Morgan, K., Troakes, C., Al-Sarraj, S., Lashley, T., Holton, J., Compta, Y., Van Deerlin, V., Serrano, G. E., Beach, T. G., Lesage, S., Galasko, D., Masliah, E., Santana, I., Pastor, P., Diez-Fairen, M., Aguilar, M., Tienari, P. J., Myllykangas, L., Oinas, M., Revesz, T., Lees, A., Boeve, B. F., Petersen, R. C., Ferman, T. J., Escott-Price, V., Graff-Radford, N., Cairns, N. J., Morris, J. C., Pickering-Brown, S., Mann, D., Halliday, G. M., Hardy, J., Trojanowski, J. Q., Dickson, D. W., Singleton, A., Stone, D. J., Guerreiro, R. & Bras, J., Mar 2019, In : Neurobiology of Aging. 75, 10 p., ARTN 223.e1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Activities

Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology (Journal)

Liisa Myllykangas (Reviewer)

2020 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Neurobiology of Aging (Journal)

Liisa Myllykangas (Reviewer)

2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Neuroscience Bulletin (Journal)

Liisa Myllykangas (Reviewer)

2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Pre-examiner of PhD thesis / Anu Pasanen

Liisa Myllykangas (Pre-examiner)

2018

Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

Supervisor of PhD Thesis / Saana Mönkäre

Liisa Myllykangas (Supervisor)

2017 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis