Curriculum Vitae


CV Timeline v3

 

DEGREES
  • SMBWO Immunologist – University of Utrecht    –   Utrecht, the Netherlands
        2010-2016 Immunologist (Biomedical Scientific Research Training, SMBWO), an immunology training programme of the National Foundation for the Promotion and Maintenance of a System of Training Programmes for Biomedical Scientists.
  • Ph.D. – University of Utrecht   –    Utrecht, the Netherlands
        2010-2015, Doctor of Philosophy,  October 2015. Laboratory for Translational Immunology
        PhD Thesis: “T cell reconstitution after lymphopenia, does the immune system forgive and forget?”.  Copy of Thesis
  • M.D. – University of Utrecht      Utrecht, the Netherlands
        2000-2006, Medical Degree

CLINICAL & RESEARCH POSITIONS
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Boston Children’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA, United States of America.
    • Jan. 2018 – current. Department of Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine (PCMM). Topic: Regulation of B-cell Epitope migration and Autoimmunity by T follicular helper cells (Beat). Supervisor: Prof. M.C. Carroll.
  • Clinical Resident in Medical Microbiology    Utrecht, the Netherlands
    • April 2015 – Dec. 2017 (Temporarily on hold for post-doc), University Medical Center of Utrecht, Department of Medical Microbiology.
  • Ph.D. student, June 2010 – April 2015. University of Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands
    • Visiting Scientist, Weizmann Institute of Science – Rehovot, Israel
         Dec. 2012 – Jan. 2013. Dept. of Immunology, Topic: Development of B-cell autoreactivity following neonatal thymectomy, Supervisor: Prof. I.R. Cohen
    • Visiting Scientist, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute – San Diego, USA
         Apr. 2011 – May 2011. Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Center, Topic: Epitope-specific Immune Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Supervisor: Prof. S. Albani
  • Research Fellow (Fulbright scholar)
    • Oct. 2007-June 2010, Topic: Epitope-specific Immune Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Supervisor: Prof. S. Albani
      • University of California, Dept. of Medicine, San Diego, CA. USA
      • University of Arizona, Arizona Arthritis Center, Tucson, AZ. USA
      • Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Center, San Diego, CA. USA
  • Clinical Resident Pediatric Medicine – Utrecht, the Netherlands
    • Oct. 2006- Sept. 2007 University Medical Center Utrecht, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, Utrecht, the Netherlands

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS
  • Editorial board member Medicine®
    – April 2019 – present
    – Responsible for reviewing original (clinical) immunology focused articles.
  • Ambassador for Immunopaedia
    – January 2019 – present
    – Immunopaedia is a non-profit educational website which aims to promote cutting edge knowledge and research in basic and clinical immunology worldwide.
  • Board Member Harvard Medical Postdoc association (HPMA) – Professional Development
    – November 2018 – present
    – The goal is to unite postdocs in their common interests and shared concerns in order to improve the postdoctoral experience.
  • Editor in Chief – Post Doc Journal (Journal of Postdoctoral Research)
    – August 2018 – present
    – Responsible for: Review process, Journal visibility, Editorial board recruitment, among others.

AWARDS

Grants/Scholarships

  • 2018, Marie Curie Individual Global Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-GF-2017), 3-year fellowship.
    – Project: Regulation of B-cell Epitope migration and Autoimmunity by T follicular helper cells (Beat)  Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
  • 2017, Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW, Ter Meulen), 5-month work visit scholarship.
    Project: The mechanistic role of complement in the initiation of adaptive immune responses towards pneumococcus. Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
  • 2012, Dutch Society of Immunology (NVvI), 2-month work visit scholarship.
    Project: Natural development of autoantibody repertoire. Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
  • 2012, Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW, Ter Meulen), 2-month work visit scholarship.
    Project: Natural development of autoantibody repertoire. Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
  • 2007, Fulbright Scholarship.
    – Project: Immune modulatory mechanisms in oral tolerance induction in rheumatoid arthritis via epitope specific therapy. University of California, San Diego (UCSD), CA, USA & University of Arizona (UofA), Tucson, AZ, USA
  • 2007, Prince Bernhard Culture Foundation (From the Carolus Magnus Foundation) scholarship.
    Project: Immune modulatory mechanisms in oral tolerance induction in rheumatoid arthritis via epitope specific therapy. University of California, San Diego (UCSD), CA, USA & University of Arizona (UofA), Tucson, AZ, USA

Travel grants

  • 2015, Travel grant for oral presentation on FOCIS symposium (Federation of Clinical Immunology Society), San Diego, CA, USA.
  • 2012, Travel grant for oral presentation on PReS symposium (Pediatric Rheumatology European Society), Genoa, Italy.
  • 2010, Travel grant for oral presentation on TRiPR symposium (Translational Research in Pediatric Rheumatology), Genoa, Italy.

COURSES
  • Leadership and Management Skills Course for Scientists (1-day course), 2019
  • Introduction to Omics Research (4-month online course), 2019
  • Scientists Teaching Science (9-week online course), 2018
  • Masterclass Vaccinology (2-day course), 2017
  • Antibiotic Therapy in Practice (3-day course), 2016
  • Diagnostics in Medical Parasitology (2-week course), 2015
  • Advanced Immunology (5-day course), 2014
  • Advanced Infection biology (4-day course), 2013
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP/BROK) (3-day course), 2011
  • Animal Welfare (Art. 9) (2-week course), 2011
  • Medical Ethics (3-month course), 2002

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MEMBERSHIP
  • The European Society for Clinical Investigation (ESCI), 2019 – present
  • the American Association of Immunologists (AAI), 2018-present.
  • National Postdoctoral association (NPA), 2018- present
  • The Dutch Society for Microbiology (NVvM), 2015 – present
  • The Royal Dutch Society for Microbiology (KNVM), 2015 – present
  • Understanding Childhood Arthritis Network (UCAN-U), 2012 – present
  • The Dutch Society for Immunology (NVvI), 2010 – present
  • Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (PRES), 2010 – 2013
  • Federation of Clinical Immunology Society (FOCIS), 2008-2010, 2015

OUTREACH
  • Opinion article in popular science magazine ‘The Scientist‘, “We have been Naive about Naive T cells”, 2018.
  • Publication in ‘Paraplu’, a national magazine for patients with congenital and acquired immune disorders and their family (in Dutch), “creating a new and healthy immune system”, 2016.
  • Yearly  seminar about immunology at secondary school (>100 students), the Netherlands.
    2016: How do vaccinations work and are they needed?
    2015: Development of auto-immunity
  • Lecture to Rheumatoid arthritis patients and members of the Arizona Arthritis Center, ‘Living healthy with arthritis Lecture series‘ (Tucson, AZ), 2009.

TEACHING/SUPERVISION
  • Scientists teaching Science course: 9-week online course on learning styles, effective instructional strategies, and elements of curriculum design for teaching STEM subjects in higher education – at Harvard University (2018)
  • Since 2008, supervised 10 students in research projects and thesis (bachelor) writing.
  • Teaching undergraduate medical student classes in Infection & Immunity, yearly (2010- 2017)
  • Teaching insights in microbiology and basic immunology to technicians and students, yearly (2015-2017)

 

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