Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation Grants €1.7 million for Riitta Lahesmaa

09.10.2019

Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation has awarded 1.7 million euros for T-cell research that is led by academy professor Riitta Lahesmaa. 

Riitta Lahesmaa

Photographer/Author

Esko Keski-Oja

T-cells are critical in regulating the human immune system. Functioning appropriately, they protect us from infection, autoimmune disease, and cancer. Professor Lahesmaa's group focuses on identifying and understanding new regulators of human T cell differentiation and function.

This research has significant breakthrough potential in understandin how cancer and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases develop.

Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation supports high-level, international scientific research as well as arts and culture.

Created 09.10.2019 | Updated 09.10.2019