Maija studied microbiology at the university of Helsinki, Finland. She did her PhD in molecular virology in the laboratory of Dennis Bamford at the Institute of Biotechnology and Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, where she studied prokaryotic viruses. After PhD, Maija did her first postdoc in the laboratory of Tero Ahola, University of Helsinki, and the laboratory of Martijn van Hemert, Leiden University Medical Center, to gain insights into membrane remodeling by mammalian RNA viruses. Then, she joined the Pelkmans laboratory in March 2018 and using quantitative single-cell methods and different model viruses she aims to understand fluctuations in virus infections and to unravel whether viruses exploit noise or buffer it, and how.
Maija Pietilä Department of Molecular Life Sciences University of Zurich, Irchel Campus Winterthurerstrasse 190 CH-8057 Zurich Switzerland Building/Room: Y55-K-26 phone: +41 44 63 54 897 fax: +41 44 63 56 811 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org