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Meet the team

We are a team of scientists and passionate professionals with a mission to bring sight-restoring therapies to patients.
Laura Koivusalo

Laura Koivusalo

CEO and Founder

Business development, general management, strategy and negotiations

Heli Skottman

Heli Skottman

CTO and Founder

Strategy and technology development, KOL engagement

Aapo Kiviniemi

Aapo Kiviniemi

Chief Legal Officer and Founder

Negotiations, IP strategy, technology asset management

Sarita Panula

Sarita Panula

Head of R&D and CMC

Process and analytical development, project management, CMC operations

Liisa Ikonen

Liisa Ikonen

Laboratory assistant

Cell culture and analysis

Ousaamah Abidine

Ousaamah Abidine

Biomaterials Engineer

Biomaterial manufacturing and process development

Anni Mörö

Anni Mörö

COO and Founder

Project management, strategy and negotiations

Tanja Ilmarinen

Tanja Ilmarinen

CSO and Founder

Project management, in vitro and in vivo assay development.

Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald

Chief Commercial Officer

Chief Commercial Officer

Kirsi Penttinen

Kirsi Penttinen

Senior Scientist

Cell culture and analytical development

Lyydia Saari

Lyydia Saari

Laboratory assistant

Cell culture and analysis

Heidi Nevala

Heidi Nevala

Lab manager

Laboratory management and quality

Advisors & Board of Directors

StemSight Board of Directors

Anna Ehrnrooth

Board chair

Regulatory affairs, startups

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Hannu Uusitalo, MD, PhD

Board member

Clinical ophthalmology

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Vishal Jhanji

Advisory board member

Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Lee Buckler

Advisory board member

Experienced senior executive, director, and investor within the cell and gene therapy sector.

StemSight Board of Directors

Jyrki Liljeroos

Board member

Board professional

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Johan Hyllner, Prof.

Board member

Head of Cell Therapy BioPharmaceutical R&D at AstraZeneca

StemSight Board of Directors

Sorcha Ni Dhubghaill

Advisory board member

Consultant Corneal and Cataract Surgeon at Anwerp University Hospital

StemSight Board of Directors

Peter Coffey

Advisory board member

UCLs Institute of Ophthalmology & UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering

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