Katriina Aalto-Setälä, cardiologist and professor of physiology
Katriina Aalto-Setälä is a cardiologist and professor of physiology in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology. She teaches medical students and studies induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) that help shed light on the mechanisms underlying different heart diseases. Her research holds promise for new treatments.
What does the scientific community mean to you?
“Interacting with colleagues is essential for the exchange of ideas. Being part of the scientific community means easy access to information about new treatment options and the latest research carried out in Finland and abroad. It is an exceedingly important community to me!”
What do you expect from the future?
“My goal is to contribute to the development of new medicines for treating severe cardiac arrhythmias that are associated with congenital heart diseases.”
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