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Current Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Since October 2016

Past Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    October 2015 --- September 2016

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    October 2013 --- September 2015
    As an FWO postdoctoral research fellow, I studied blood brain barrier - immune interactions in multiple sclerosis in the lab of Dr. Alexandre Prat at the Centre de Recherche du CHUM (Montreal, Canada).

  • PhD student
    September 2007 --- September 2013
    I performed my PhD research at the Biomedical Research Institute (Hasselt University, Belgium). My work was focused on T cell homeostasis in multiple sclerosis, with a special interest in pathogenic CD4+CD28- T cells.


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  • Master in Biomedical Sciences from Hasselt University in 2007


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Area / Region

Zonhoven, Belgium


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