Aino Alise Paasinen Sohns, M.Sc.

Aino is a technician in the Cancer Metastasis Lab. She graduated from the University of Helsinki, majoring in molecular genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. Her research interests (group of MD, PhD Erkki Hölttä at Haartman Institute) have been on the control mechanisms of cell transformation and especially signal transduction pathways in transformed cells (see Auvinen et al., Nature 1992; Auvinen et al., Mol. Cell. Biol. 1995; Paasinen and Hölttä Oncogene 1997, Paasinen et al., J. Cell Biol. 2000, Paasinen et al., Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 2011). She spent an undergraduate year at FMI in Basel (Dr. Kurt Ballmer) studying the cellular transformation (see Perez et al., PNAS 1993 and Perez et al., Virology 1993). Before joining the lab she was in the field of applied biomedical research (Cantonal Hospital of Basel-Land, Prof. Dr. Gieri Cathomas), where she gained experience in the field of personalized medicine (see Paasinen et al., Neoplasia 2017, Centeno & Paasinen et al., Virchows Archiv 2017).