Anna Aatsinki
MD, PhD student

Doctoral Student, Psychiatry (Department of Clinical Medicine)

anna.a.aatsinki@utu.fi





Areas of expertise
gut; gut microbiota; mircobiome; infant; neurodevelopment; stress; prenatal; gut-brain; R

Biography

I work as a PhD student in FinnBrain Birth Cohort study on gut-brain-axis communications. I recently (2018-12) graduated as medical doctor. 



Research

I am interested in infant gut microbiota development and microbiota associations with infant neurodevelopment. I also aim to study how the gut-brain axis communication is affected by early life exposures including maternal prenatal distress, antibiotic treatments and mode of delivery. Further, the long-term effects of microbiota alterations on child health and development are assessed. My medical thesis covered maternal gestational gut microbiota and maternal obesity and weight gain.



Publications

Gut microbiota composition is associated with temperament traits in infants (2019)
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Anna-Katariina Aatsinki, Leo Lahti, Henna-Maria Uusitupa, Eveliina Munukka, Anniina Keskitalo, Saara Nolvi, Siobhain O'Mahony, Sami Pietilä, Laura L. Elo, Erkki Eerola, Hasse Karlsson, Linnea Karlsson
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Gut Microbiota Composition in Mid-Pregnancy Is Associated with Gestational Weight Gain but Not Prepregnancy Body Mass Index (2018)
Journal of Women's Health
Aatsinki AK, Uusitupa HM, Munukka E, Pesonen H, Rintala A, Pietilä S, Lahti L, Eerola E, Karlsson L, Karlsson H
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Human milk cortisol concentration predicts experimentally induced infant fear reactivity: moderation by infant sex (2018)
Developmental Science
Nolvi Saara, Uusitupa Henna-Maria, Bridgett David J, Pesonen Henri, Aatsinki Anna-Katariina, Kataja Eeva-Leena, Korja Riikka, Karlsson Hasse, Karlsson Linnea
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


Last updated on 2019-05-03 at 10:52