Dr. Vuoksimaa received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Helsinki, Finland, in 2010. He was Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher in 2012-2015 in Professor Jaakko Kaprio’s twin study group at the Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki. In 2012-2013, Dr Vuoksimaa was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, USA under supervision of Professor William Kremen. Dr. Vuoksimaa received a title docent in neuropsychology from the University of Helsinki in September 2015. He is currently a senior researcher in Professor Jaakko Kaprio’s Genetic Epidemiology group at FIMM. Dr. Vuoksimaa’s main interests are in the areas of neuropsychology and behavior genetics. His current research topics are: 1) cognitive and brain aging; 2) behavior genetics studies of brain structure and its relation to cognitive ability; and 3) adolescent externalizing behavior. Other research interests include cognitive sex differences and handedness and he has a broad interest in behavior genetics of different aspects of health and behavior.
Vuoksimaa E, Rinne JO, Lindgren N, Heikkilä K, Koskenvuo M, Kaprio J. Middle age self-report risk score predicts cognitive functioning and dementia in 20-40 years. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2016 Sep 14;4:118-125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dadm.2016.08.003
Vuoksimaa E1, Panizzon MS, Chen CH, Fiecas M, Eyler LT, Fennema-Notestine C, Hagler DJ Jr, Franz CE, Jak AJ, Lyons MJ, Neale MC, Rinker DA, Thompson WK, Tsuang MT, Dale AM, Kremen WS.Is bigger always better? The importance of cortical configuration with respect to cognitive ability. Neuroimage. 2016 Apr 1;129:356-66. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.01.049.
Vuoksimaa E, Panizzon MS, Chen CH, Fiecas M, Eyler LT, Fennema-Notestine C, Hagler DJ, Fischl B, Franz CE, Jak A, Lyons MJ, Neale MC, Rinker DA, Thompson WK, Tsuang MT, Dale AM, Kremen WS. The genetic association between neocortical volume and general cognitive ability is driven by global surface area rather than thickness. Cereb Cortex. 2015 Aug;25(8):2127-37. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhu018.