Contact information

Principal Investigator
Sanna Lehtonen, PhD
Associate Professor

University of Helsinki
Department of Pathology
PO Box 21 (Haartmaninkatu 3), B241
00014 University of Helsinki
Tel. +358 50 4482798
Fax +358 2941 26700
sanna.h.lehtonen (at)

Mechanisms associated with the development of diabetes and its kidney complication

Our work focuses on characterizing the mechanisms involved in the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Specifically, we are interested in the pathophysiology of albuminuria in diabetic nephropathy, the devastating complication of diabetes. We aim to identify novel drug targets and drugs that can be used to develop treatments for these diseases.