Samu Himanen

I am interested in understanding how HSF1 and HSF2 mediate cell protection upon different proteotoxic conditions. To study this, I am using genome-wide methods to discover what are the roles of HSF1 and HSF2 in transcriptional responses during heat stress and oxidative stress. In addition, I am interested in knowing how does repeated exposure to stress affect cell memory and capacity of cells to respond to subsequent stress.

Outside the lab, my biggest passion is street workout/calisthenics but I enjoy also reading some good sci-fi literature among other things.

Photo by Num Wistbacka

Email me at samu.himanen[at]