Dr. Pitkänen works as a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Hilkka Soininen’s group in the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Neurology at the University of Eastern Finland.
Postdoctoral researcher, The Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Turku, 2011-2013
PhD (Clinical nutrition), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of University of Eastern Finland, 2011
MSc (Genetics), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Turku, 1999
Genetic and lifestyle factors underlying complex diseases and related quantitative traits