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  • PL 63 (Haartmaninkatu 8)



  • PL 63 (Haartmaninkatu 8), C101b



1987 …2019
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Personal profile

External positions

Medical Director, Autismisäätiö

Jun 2014Dec 2018


  • 312 Clinical medicine
  • Child neurology
  • Genetics
  • Translational Biomedicine
  • Developmental Biology, Molecular Genetics, Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo-Devo), Stem Cell Biology, Herpetology
  • autismi
  • 3112 Neurosciences
  • neural stem cells
  • glutamate receptors
  • Neurotrophic factors
  • Development

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

Publications 1987 2019

Astrocytes in Neuropathologies Affecting the Frontal Cortex

Peteri, U-K., Niukkanen, M. & Castren, M. L., 12 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 13, 9 p., 44.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Autismikirjo. Tausta, diagnostiikka ja tutkimus

Timonen, T., Castren, M. L. & Ärölä-Dithapo, M., 2019

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

Beneficial Effects of GLP-1 Agonist in a Male With Compulsive Food-Related Behavior Associated With Autism

Jarvinen, A., Laine, M. K., Tikkanen, R. & Castren, M. L., 1 Mar 2019, In : Frontiers in psychiatry. 10, 5 p., 97.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Dysregulated Ca2+-Permeable AMPA Receptor Signaling in Neural Progenitors Modeling Fragile X Syndrome

Danesi, C., Keinänen, K. P. & Castren, M. L., 8 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience. 11, 8 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Modeling FXS with mouse neural progenitors

Peteri, U-K. A. & Castren, M. L., 2019, Fragile-X Syndrome: Methods and Protocols. Ben-Yosef, D. & Mayshar, Y. (eds.). Springer, (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 1942).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Projects 2018 2018


EVO grant for encouragement of scientific studies

Maija Castrén (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Prizes and awards

Fogarty fellowship

Maija Castren (Recipient) & Maija Castrén (Recipient), 1986

Prize: Prizes and awards

Max-Planck Scholarship

Maija Castren (Recipient) & Maija Castrén (Recipient), 1990

Prize: Prizes and awards

The Grand Award of Arvo and Lea Ylppö Foundation

Maija Castren (Recipient) & Maija Castrén (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1986 2018

Autism Seminar/Autismiseminaari;tiede ja yhteiskunta

Maija Castrén (Speaker: Presenter)
11 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Jyväskylän yliopisto

Maija Castrén (Other role)

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Synapse (New York) (Journal)

Maija Castrén (Reviewer)
6 Aug 2018

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

Autism in Females

Maija Castrén (Supervisor)

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)