Employee spotlight: Kirsten Hertoghs has earned a PhD in Immunology at the University of Amsterdam.

In search of the master regulator of cytotoxicity She performed her research at the lab of Prof. Dr. René van Lier and Dr. Klaas van Gisbergen at the Academic Medical Center (AMC).

Her thesis ‘In search of the master regulator of cytotoxicity’ describes the results of her research on CD8+ T cell differentiation. As a client of ServiceXS she has found a previously unknown transcription factor. They named it ‘Homologue of Blimp-1 in T-cells’. Functional research has revealed that this protein influences the expression of IFNγ and GranzymeB. Hobit can licence their expression in e.g. effector and resident memory T cells.
 

We are proud of Kirsten and congratulate her on this big achievement!
 

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LinkedIn page: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/kirsten-hertoghs-a115183
Profile on ResearchGate: Researchgate.net/profile/Kirsten_Hertoghs