Helena Reijonen, PhD

Research Assistant Member
Office Phone: 
206-287-5640

Background Information

Helena Reijonen received her PhD at the University of Turku in Finland after which she joined Dr. Gerald Nepom’s laboratory at the Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) as a post-doctoral fellow. In 2005 she became Research Assistant Member at BRI.

Area of Research

The precise nature of the T lymphocyte response in type 1 diabetes, and the regulation of this response, is one of the key barriers to a full understanding of autoimmune predisposition, disease progression and rational design of T cell immunotherapy. Dr. Reijonen's research projects aim at improving the understanding of the diversity of the immune cell repertoire that is responsible for the destruction or protection of insulin-producing beta cells.

Reijonen Laboratory

Diabetes Research Program