Founder and Scientific Collaborator
Aranda Pharma Ltd
Jari Koistinaho is a founder and scientific collaborator in Aranda’s CNS programs. Jari is an internationally recognized neuroscientist with over 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications in the field of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. He has been a member of founding team in three spin-off companies in Finland that initially were based on the scientific expertise of his research group and he has also held several Board positions in Finnish biotech companies. Jari has spent several years in the USA as a visiting Professor at IUPUI School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Stanford University Medical School, Department of Neurosurgery. He has also served as a Director of Biocenter Kuopio and as the Dean of A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Eastern Finland. Jari earned his M.D. and PhD degrees at University of Tampere, Finland. He currently leads Molecular Brain Research group at A.I. Virtanen Institute, University of Eastern Finland and holds positions of Professor of Pharmacology and Professor of Stem Cell Research in the same University.