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Sinem Karaman

Academy Research Fellow, Adjunct Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, Principal Investigator


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Curriculum vitae

Background and interests: Vascular biologist / genetic engineer. Interested in organ-specific characteristics blood and lymphatic vasculature in development and disease.

Keywords: Obesity; diabetes; blood and lymphatic vessels; inflammation; vascular leakage; intravital imaging; single-cell and bulk RNA sequencing.


Education information

B.Sc. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Istanbul Technical University, 2006

M.Sc. Molecular Biology-Genetics & Biotechnology, Istanbul Technical University, 2008

Dr. sc. ETH Zurich (Ph.D.) Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), 2012

Docent of Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, 2018

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Docent

External positions

Team Leader, Wihuri Research Institute

1 Feb 2018 → …

Fields of Science

  • 3111 Biomedicine
  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology

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


Predicting In Vivo Payloads Delivery using a Blood-brain Tumor-barrier in a Dish

Le Joncour, V., Karaman, S. & Laakkonen, P. M., 16 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Visualized Experiments. 146, 12 p., 59384.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Stimulation and Inhibition of Lymphangiogenesis Via Adeno-Associated Viral Gene Delivery

Karaman, S., Nurmi, H., Antila, S. & Alitalo, K., 22 Sep 2018, Lymphangiogenesis: Methods and Protocols. Oliver, G. & Kahn, M. (eds.). 1st ed. ed. Humana press, p. 291-300 10 p. ( Methods in Molecular Biology; no. 1846).

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

Open Access

Vascular endothelial growth factor signaling in development and disease

Karaman, S., Leppänen, V-M. & Alitalo, K., 15 Jul 2018, In : Development. 145, 14, 8 p., 151019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

An Important Role of VEGF-C in Promoting Lymphedema Development

Gousopoulos, E., Proulx, S. T., Bachmann, S. B., Dieterich, L. C., Scholl, J., Karaman, S., Bianchi, R. & Detmar, M., Sep 2017, In : Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 137, 9, p. 1995-2004 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Development and plasticity of meningeal lymphatic vessels

Antila, S., Karaman, S., Nurmi, H., Airavaara, M., Voutilainen, M. H., Mathivet, T., Chilov, D., Li, Z., Koppinen, T., Park, J-H., Fang, S., Aspelund, A., Saarma, M., Eichmann, A., Thomas, J-L. & Alitalo, K., Dec 2017, In : Journal of Experimental Medicine. 214, 12, p. 3645-3667 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access


  • 3 Invited talk
  • 1 Editor of special theme number

International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Journal)

Sinem Karaman (Editor)
4 Jul 20201 Apr 2021

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of special theme number