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Helena Reijonen

Helena Reijonen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Diabetes Immunology
Research Focus
  • Autoreactive T cells in type 1 diabetes
  • Monitoring of T cell responses in disease
  • Mechanisms of autoimmunity
Other Languages Spoken
  • Finnish
  • Swedish
Helena Reijonen, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Diabetes Immunology within the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute.

Reijonen came to the City of Hope from the Benaroya Research Institute in Seattle. Reijonen received her Ph.D. in the Immunogenetics Program at the University of Turku in Finland. She did her postdoctoral training at Benaroya Research Institute and started her own research group at the same institute in 2005. Her research focuses on the immunological pathways and functional mechanisms of autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes. 


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