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Immunologist

Outi M.A. Vaarala, Finnish immunologist. Achievements include patentee for development of insulin-free protein composition for the dietary prevention of type 1 diabetes; discovered identification of dietary bovine insulin as an environmental factor which induces primary immunization to insulin in humans; discovered the role of antiphospholipid antibodies in atherothrombosis. Member American Diabetes Association.

Background

Vaarala, Outi M.A. was born on September 27, 1962 in Rovaniemi, Finland. Daughter of Lauri Viljo and Anneli Vaarala.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, University Helsinki, 1990. Docent in immunology, University Helsinki, 1996.

Career

Visiting scientist Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1991-1992. Postdoctoral fellow The Children's Hospital, University Helsinki, 1992-1996. Junior scientist Academy Finland, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, 1996-1999, senior scientist, 1999—2001.

Professor pediatrics immunology Linköping University, Sweden, since 2001.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patentee for development of insulin-free protein composition for the dietary prevention of type 1 diabetes. Discovered identification of dietary bovine insulin as an environmental factor which induces primary immunization to insulin in humans. Discovered the role of antiphospholipid antibodies in atherothrombosis.

Membership

Member American Diabetes Association.

Connections

Married Hannu Juusola, 1983. Children: Aino, Matilda, Lydia.

father:
Lauri Viljo

mother:
Anneli Vaarala

spouse:
Hannu Juusola

children:
Aino Vaarala

Matilda Vaarala

Lydia Vaarala