Grand physiological themes, like aging or nutrition, and their effects to stem cell function intrigue me. I’m a biology student majoring in genetics at the University of Helsinki.
Development of aging-associated diseases can be substantially dependent on the activity of a set of genes. I am interested in studying the genes of aging-pathways in intestinal tissue models to observe their role in maintaining the functional and the structural integrity of intestinal cells.
Studying biotechnology and having biomedicine as a major combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with biological and medical sciences. My goal is to understand the biology and function of stem cells and in the future, to research the possibilities of creating and growing bioartificial organs from stem cells.