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Degrees & Academic Positions
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
Clinical Resident in Medical Microbiology-Utrecht, the Netherlands. – July 2020 – current, continuation of residency after post-doc in USA – April 2015 – Dec. 2017, University Medical Center of Utrecht, Department of Medical Microbiology.
Post-doctoral fellow, Boston Children’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA, United States of America. – Jan. 2018 – June 2020, 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.
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