Supervised Ph.D. thesis as the main or only supervisor

Mirja Niskanen (2021) A Zebrafish Model for Developing Vaccines against Tuberculosis

Sanna-Kaisa Harjula (2020) Zebrafish as a Genetic Model to Study Tuberculosis.

Markus Ojanen (2019) Reverse Genetics to Study Immunity against Mycobacteria in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Anni Saralahti (2019) A Zebrafish Model for Host-pathogen Interactions in Streptococcal Infections

Anu Pasanen (2018) Genetic susceptibility to childhood bronchiolitis

Leena-Maija Vanha-aho (2015) A Functional Study of the Drosophila Host Defense  (accepted with distinction)

Henna Myllymäki (2013) Negative regulation of Drosophila immune response (accepted with distinction)

Jenni Kallio (2011) Systems biological study of Drosophila immune signaling

Anni Kleino (2010) The Imd pathway-mediated immune response in Drosophila  (accepted with distinction)

Johanna Ulvila (2008) Functional genomic analysis of the Drosophila immune response : identification of genes essential for phagocytosis, viral defense and NF-κB signaling (accepted with distinction)


Supervised Ph.D. thesis as a co-supervisor

Toni Grönroos (2019) Transcriptional regulation and cell signaling in acute lymphoblastic leukemia and hematopoiesis (main supervisor Adj. Professor Olli Lohi)

Mari Mahlman (2018), Genetic background and antenatal risk factors of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (main supervisor em. Professor Mikko Hallman)

Milka Hammaren (2017) Zebrafish Model for Studying the Disease Spectrum of Tuberculosis (main supervisor Adjunct Professor Mataleena Parikka, accepted with distinction)

Juha Grönholm (2012) Evolutionary Conserved Regulatory Mechanisms of the JAK/STAT Pathway (main supervisor Professor Olli Silvennoinen, accepted with distinction)

Johan Löfgren (2009) Genetic polymorphisms in collectins and Toll-like receptor 4 as factors influencing susceptibility to severe RSV infections and otitis media (main supervisor em. Professor Mikko Hallman)