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Vascular Immune Cell Biology

Research interests

Immunology | cardiovascular disease | atherosclerosis | macrophages | epigenetics

My current research integrates fundamental research questions with translational applications and focuses on novel epigenetic regulatory mechanisms of inflammatory responses in macrophages in the context of atherosclerosis.

My previous research experiences include research on immunometabolism related to immune-paralysis in sepsis, molecular mechanisms underlying endothelial activation in systemic lupus erythematosus, and immunometabolism linked to tolerance inducing therapies in transplantation. These projects focus on monocytes, macrophages, myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) and regulatory T cells (Treg). Furthermore, I have collaborated on systematic (mapping) reviews of animal studies focusing on improving their translational value. 

As a passionate, hardworking, and conscientious researcher, I have shown my capacity to combine various activities and commitments. I am an enthusiastic team player keen on learning more about the (dys)function of the human immune system. Additionally, I like to spread my enthusiasm for research and enjoy guiding others through my fields of interest.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Radboudumc

External positions

Student Assistant, Hannover Medical School

BSc Biomedical Sciences, Radboudumc

MSc Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Radboudumc

Student Assistant, Radboudumc

MSc Fellowship Student, University of Oxford

Student Assistant, Utrecht University


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