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Description of research and teaching

I am a PhD student in the group of Iiris Hovatta. We study the genetic and neurobiological mechanisms underlying anxiety and mood disorders, using animal models of anxiety-like behaviour.

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience, MSc, University of Helsinki

Psychology, BSc, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Fields of Science

  • 3112 Neurosciences
  • Neurogenomics
  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
  • 3124 Neurology and psychiatry

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

Publications

  • 4 Article
  • 1 Meeting Abstract

Brain region-dependent variation in myelin-related gene expression and myelin thickness in chronic psychosocial stress

Laine, M. A., Trontti, K., Misiewicz, Z., Sokolowska, E., Kulesskaya, N., Heikkinen, A., Saarnio, S., Balcells, I., Ameslon, P., Greco, D., Mattila, P., Ellonen, P., Paulin, L., Auvinen, P., Jokitalo, E. & Hovatta, I., Jul 2019, In : Glia. 67, p. E450-E451 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

Genetic Variants Associated With Anxiety and Stress-Related Disorders: A Genome-Wide Association Study and Mouse-Model Study

Meier, S. M., Trontti, K., Purves, K. L., Als, T. D., Grove, J., Laine, M., Gjortz Pedersen, M., Bybjerg-Grauholm, J., Baekved-Hansen, M., Sokolowska, E., Mortensen, P. B., Hougaard, D. M., Nordentoft, M., Breen, G., Borglum, A. D., Eley, T. C., Hovatta, I., Mattheisen, M. & Mors, O., 22 May 2019, In : JAMA Psychiatry. 76, 9, p. 924-932 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Multi-omics analysis identifies mitochondrial pathways associated with anxiety-related behavior

Misiewicz, Z., Iurato, S., Kulesskaya, N., Salminen, L., Rodrigues, L., Maccarrone, G., Martins, J., Czamara, D., Laine, M. A., Sokolowska, E., Trontti, K., Rewerts, C., Novak, B., Volk, N., Park, D. I., Jokitalo, E., Paulin, L., Auvinen, P., Voikar, V., Chen, A. & 3 others, Erhardt, A., Turck, C. W. & Hovatta, I., 26 Sep 2019, In : PLoS Genetics. 15, 9, p. e1008358 33 p., 1008358.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Genetic Control of Myelin Plasticity after Chronic Psychosocial Stress

Laine, M. A., Trontti, K., Misiewicz, Z., Sokolowska, E., Kulesskaya, N., Heikkinen, A., Saarnio, S., Balcells, I., Ameslon, P., Greco, D., Mattila, P., Ellonen, P., Paulin, L., Auvinen, P., Jokitalo, E. & Hovatta, I., Jul 2018, In : eNeuro. 5, 4, 16 p., UNSP e0166-18.2018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Brain activation induced by chronic psychosocial stress in mice

Laine, M. A., Sokolowska, E., Dudek, M., Callan, S-A., Hyytia, P. & Hovatta, I., 8 Nov 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 11 p., 15061.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Prizes

FENS, IBRO-PERC and The Brain Prize Stipend

Mikaela Laine (Recipient), 26 Sep 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards

Journal Brain Sciences stipend

Mikaela Laine (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Outstanding Student Travel Award

Mikaela Laine (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

  • 13 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Oral presentation

3rd Nordic Neuroscience Meeting

Mikaela Laine (Poster Presentation)
12 Jun 201914 Jun 2019

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

XIV European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease

Mikaela Laine (Poster Presentation)
10 Jul 201913 Jul 2019

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

Brain & Mind Symposium 2019

Mikaela Laine (Member of organizing committee)
24 Sep 201925 Sep 2019

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

5th Finnish Symposium on Biological Psychiatry

Mikaela Laine (Member of organizing committee), Mikaela Laine (Poster Presentation)
16 Dec 2019

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

IBANGS 2019

Mikaela Laine (Speaker: Presenter)
10 May 201914 May 2019

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