Currently I am an Academy of Finland Research Fellow. I’m interested in the role of epigenetics in phenotypic plasticity and evolution and the properties of epigenetic changes. I am based at the University of Jyväskylä. Previously I was post-doc funded by the Academy of Finland working together with Tarmo Ketola at the University of Jyväskylä on the role of epigenetics in phenotypic plasticity and evolution.
In the future I hope to extend the approaches I am using now to answer how are adaptive walks are affected when we relax different assumptions about heredity or ecology. The ultimate goal of this is to understand evolution better on a basic level.
I did my first post-doc working with Sinead Collins at the University of Edinburgh. The project was about the role of epigenetics in adaptation. I am now continuing to work on these questions.
I did my doctoral work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, supervised by Juliette de Meaux, now at the University of Cologne. My thesis was about local adaptation in seed dormancy in Arabidopsis thaliana and its genetic basis.
For my undergraduate I studied at the University of Turku. My major subject was genetics with minors in ecology and biochemistry