Päivi J Koskinen
Päivi Koskinen carried out her PhD studies in Cancer Biology in the University of Helsinki and postdoctoral studies at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. Currently she works as Senior Lecturer and Group Leader at the Department of Biology in the University of Turku. Her research group is interested in intracellular signalling regulated by mammalian and nematode kinases, and in development of kinase inhibitors for both research and therapeutic purposes.
Past or current institution affiliations
University of Turku
Department of Biology
The studies of our research group focus on the signalling pathways regulated by the Pim family of serine/threonine-specific protein kinases. Ongoing projects: 1) Pim substrates in regulation of metastatic growth of prostate cancer cells (project funded by the Academy of Finland) 2) Development and validation of novel inhibitors for Pim kinases 3) C. elegans nematodes as a model system to study evolutionarily conserved physiological phenomena regulated by Pim-related kinases 4) Nematodes as biosensors for indoor air problems (project funded by the Finnish Work Environment Fund) or other environmental factors