Our sales, science, and support team members


We have a large team contributing to Aiforia behind the scenes.

Meet the people who support you in sales, science, and product development.

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Mikael works as the Director of Concept Design at Aiforia. He is a pioneer in web-based virtual microscopy and has launched the first practical applications in 2002. He has published a series of central studies in virtual microscopy together with key opinion leaders in related fields. Mikael is fluent in a wide range of programming languages, and he has a special interest in database design and imaging.

Mikael Lundin, MD Director of Concept Design, Co-founder

Thomas Westerling-Bui Scientific Strategy and Business Development

Thomas received his PhD in cancer biology, focusing on the cell cycle and transcription, from the University of Helsinki Medical School in Finland. He completed a post-doctoral EMBO fellowship at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, researching the genomics of breast and prostate cancer. Tom joined Aiforia to advance the new potential of cancer biology, pathology, big data, and artificial intelligence.

Thomas Westerling-Bui, PhD Vice President of AI Solutions & Strategy

Emma Vehviläinen Head of Marketing

Emma holds an MSc in microbiology and immunology from University College London. Prior to returning to Finland and joining Aiforia she worked in marketing and communications for a number of years across biotech and pharma, living in Cambridge, UK while working at Amgen and then Abcam.

Emma Vehviläinen Chief Marketing Officer

Juuso Juhila, PhD

Juuso holds a PhD in biomedicine from the University of Helsinki. He is an experienced Research and Development Leader having worked at Oncos Therapeutics and Medix Biochemica before joining Aiforia in 2020. Juuso has contributed to projects within pharmaceutical, biotechnological and academic research around Europe. This strong research background and encounters with various scientific fields and environments developed his skills in networking, in-vitro and molecular diagnostics, regulatory management, and IPR.

Juuso Juhila, PhD Director of Clinical Products

Sami Blom, PhD Director of Application Development

Sami’s PhD dissertation, from the University of Helsinki’s Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), provides novel tools for the analysis of tumor tissue in prostate cancer. From specializing in the fields of translational cancer research and in vitro diagnostics Sami’s work now extends to the development of tissue staining and imaging methods for pathology. At Aiforia Sami dedicates his time to developing AI models for a wide variety of applications while managing a large in-house annotation team.

Sami Blom, PhD Director of Application Development


Dr. Gillian Beamer, VMD, PhD, DACVP is Aiforia's Director of Research Pathology for North America. She brings nearly two decades of experience in academia at The Ohio State University and at Tufts University as a veterinary pathologist and principal investigator studying infectious diseases, primarily tuberculosis.

Gillian Beamer, DVM, PhD, DACVP Director of Research Pathology


Marco Comianos has over 20 years experience in the healthcare industry, having worked at GE Healthcare and Siemens Healthcare. Most recently Marco joined Aiforia from Flywheel.io, a medical technology company also offering cloud-based medical image analysis solutions for preclinical and clinical research where he built and oversaw the sales organization, its processes, and drove revenue growth as VP of Sales. Marco is excited to help Aiforia establish a strong platform presence in the U.S., Canadian, and South American markets.

Marco Comianos VP of Sales, Americas

Mikael Jääskeläinen European Sales Manager

Mikael Jääskeläinen is responsible for global sales and customer relations management for Aiforia. Mikael joined Aiforia in March 2014 having previously worked for international companies Sartorius, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and Finnish biotech company Finnzymes Oy. Mikael has more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing in the life science sector.

Mikael Jääskeläinen European Sales Manager

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Mr. Regenyi joins Aiforia most recently from a nearly 10 year career at 3DHISTECH, where he held the position of Senior VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. He holds a commercial background in global organizations, with various executive positions leading sales, marketing, and sales channel development. Mr. Regenyi brings to Aiforia a high-level industry knowledge of cloud computing, integrated systems, and digital pathology workflows and a passion for the field.

Tamas Regenyi VP of Sales, Europe

Joeri Blauw European Sales Director

Joeri Blauw MSc, MBA is the Sales Director for Aiforia’s European operations. Joeri has over 20 years of commercial experience in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. He has worked with AstraZeneca, Roche, Medtronic and Philips, in a variety of medical specialties, ranging from cardiology to pathology. In his last assignment he was responsible for European digital pathology sales in the life sciences businesses. Joeri’s focus is to expand Aiforia’s R&D business, as well as to introduce Aiforia’s platform into the clinical diagnostics space.

Joeri Blauw Director of Channel Management

Sharon Mushod

Sharon holds over 25 years of experience in medical and pharmaceutical sales. Prior to joining Aiforia she worked at Merck, Bausch & Lomb, Gillette OralB and Leica Biosystems. Throughout her career Sharon has been selling into both NHS and private hospitals in the UK as well as research, industry and educational institutions.

Sharon Musho'd UK Account Manager

Per Rigler

Per Rigler Pharma Key Account Manager

Mariia Kuleva Marketing Coordinator

Mariia has a degree in marketing from Lahti University of Applied Sciences. She has experience in online marketing and communications. Prior to joining Aiforia she worked at Rovio Entertainment. At Aiforia, Mariia is responsible for social media, digital ads, and the website management.

Mariia Kuleva Junior Digital Marketing Manager

liisa-maija keinanen

Liisa-Maija, M.Sc.Tech in bioinformation technology, leads the design of Aiforia software products. She has a versatile background in user experience and design, having worked as a consultant prior to joining Aiforia as the first UX employee. Liisa-Maija's passion is to make complex technology attractive and easy-to-use, applying her skills in a meaningful medical domain.

Liisa-Maija Keinänen Head of Product Design

Niina vaheri

Niina complete a MSc in Technical Biochemistry at Helsinki University of Technology. She has become familiar with pathology and patologists' daily routines during her 15 years of experience working in healthcare related IT companies, such as BC Platforms, Software Point, and Aiforia, including 10 years in a product owner (PO) role. As Product Manager, Niina's job is to enable and facilitate fast and efficient development of an attractive, good quality product that meets the needs of the customers.

Niina Vaheri Product Manager

Yrjö Häme

Yrjö Häme Product Owner

Matilda Sinkko

Matilda Sinkko Project Specialist in Application Development

Anna Knuuttila Senior Scientist

After completing her DVM at the University of Helsinki and working at an animal veterinary practice, Anna started the Veterinary Pathology Residency program, finalizing her PhD in viral epidemiology and diagnostics in 2015. Anna then received a national specialization degree in infectious animal diseases. Anna now combines her scientific expertise with her knowledge of deep learning as an AI pathologist at Aiforia. Her goal is to help transform pathology from descriptive to quantitative science in order to unleash the data hidden in tissues. 

Anna Knuuttila, DVM, PhD Senior Scientist

Hanna-Kaisa Sihvo Senior Scientist

Hanna-Kaisa is a board-certified veterinary pathologist and holds over a decade’s experience in the field of diagnostics as well as research pathology. Her PhD from the University of Helsinki focused on muscle degeneration, but over the years she has also worked with cancer and inflammatory disease models. Hanna-Kaisa is excited by the new possibilities that AI-based image analysis provides for improving the accuracy and quantification of pathology data. At Aiforia she provides pathology expertise for AI model development.

Hanna-Kaisa Sihvo, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVP Director of Veterinary Pathology Portfolio

Lindsey Smith Field Application Scientist

Lindsey is an experienced neuroscience researcher with a strong background in electrophysiology, surgery, stereotactic viral injections, animal husbandry, and wet bench techniques. During graduate and post-graduate training her research was dedicated to a wide variety of neuropathologies and diseases such as elucidating mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. In her current role at Aiforia, Lindsey assists researchers world-wide to create custom algorithms that profoundly expedite data analysis while simultaneously reducing human bias in data processing.

Lindsey Smith, PhD Senior Field Application Scientist

Darshan Kumar Customer Success Scientist

Darshan has a background in biomedical sciences from Leiden University with a doctorate in cell and molecular biology from Helsinki University. He has versatile experience from virology and immunology to food sciences, structural biology, and microscopy. At Aiforia, Darshan is responsible for AI model creation, customer on-boarding, user problem solving and ultimately ensuring customer success in creating and deploying AI models for image analysis tasks and challenges. Scientific creativity interests Darshan and working with end users for a successful project completion drives him.

Darshan Kumar, PhD Customer Success Manger

tuomas mirtti

Tuomas is a board certified consulting clinical pathologist, working as a Chief Physician in the Helsinki University Hospital Diagnostic Center, Department of Pathology. He is responsible for diagnostics and development of urological pathology but his expertise extends to GI- and breast pathology. Tuomas is running a translational cancer research group in the University of Helsinki and has been utilizing digital images in his research for over 15 years. His interests are in combining digital pathology with imaging and biomarker studies, optimally by developing new AI-based tools.

Tuomas Mirtti, MD, PhD Consulting Pathologist

Nelli Sjöblom

Nelli is a board-certified pathologist who in 2015 finished her MD at the University of Helsinki. Nelli became familiar with Aiforia through her ongoing PhD research project concerning AI models and their advantages in the field of diagnostic pathology. Her areas of interest are liver pathology and gastrointestinal pathology where she is looking forward to having new diagnostic tools to work with.

Nelli Sjöblom, MD Consulting Pathologist

Marja Kovala

Marja completed medical school at the University of Oulu in 2016, continuing into a Pathology Residency at the University of Helsinki to become a board-certified pathologist. She has simultaneously been working on a PhD project in nephropathology, one of her primary interests along with urinary pathology. Marja is excited to apply digital approaches and the possibilities of AI into the field of clinical pathology to assist diagnostics and to help with pathologists’ daily work load.

Marja Kovala, MD Consulting Pathologist

Noora Neittaanmäki

Noora is a board-certified dermatologist and earned her PhD degree from the University of Helsinki. Noora is a specialist in Dermatology and Associate professor at the Institute of Biomedicine and Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Her research interest is mainly in developing new imaging and AI tools for skin cancer diagnostics.

Noora Neittaanmäki, MD, PhD Consulting Pathologist

Anna Laury, MD

Anna obtained her medical degree from UCLA and completed her residency in Anatomic Pathology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, followed by fellowships in Women’s & Perinatal and Surgical/Head & Neck Pathology, and has been board certified since 2010. Anna has gathered extensive clinical experience, particularly in the diagnosis of women’s cancers, and is excited about the future role of AI in routine pathology practice.

Anna Laury, MD Consulting Pathologist

Riikka Laurila, MD

Riikka obtained her medical degree from the University of Tampere in 2014 and has nearly completed her residency in Pathology in the University of Helsinki to become a board-certified pathologist. She has became familiar with digital pathology through her ongoing PhD project in soft tissue pathology and is excited to see what AI-based image analysis can provide for diagnostic pathology practice in the near future.

Riikka Laurila, MD Consulting Pathologist