Jack van Horssen Group members

Alwin Kamermans (PhD student)
A key phenomenon which drives clinical worsening of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients is neurodegeneration. We postulate that an altered astrocyte-neuron interaction contributes to this process. My research investigates what proteins are involved in this communication, and how they are affected during neuroinflammatory diseases such as MS. Email: a.kamermans@vumc.nl

Susanne van der Pol (research technician)
Expertise in immunostainings (immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, immunofluorescence and FACS), cell-based assays, cell isolations. Email: sma.vanderpol@vumc.nl

Dr. Maarten Witte (postdoctoral researcher)
The overall aim of my research is to understand how inflammation in the brain contributes to neurodegeneration, with an emphasis on mitochondrial dysfunction and synaptic loss. Currently, my research mainly concerns Multiple Sclerosis (MS), for which I use human post-mortem MS tissue, various animal models and cell culture systems. Email: m.witte@vumc.nl