PhD student+31 20 512 2083 email@example.com Leila Akkari
I studied Biology at Leiden University where I specialized in Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology. For my first master internship I joined the lab of Ewa Snaar-Jagalska at Leiden University, where I studied the angiogenic role of innate immune cells during the progression of melanoma. For my second internship I joined the Goessling lab at Harvard Medical School in Boston. In this lab I studied the non-canonical functions of macrophages during intestinal development.
In November 2019, I joined the Akkari group to further explore the complexity and importance of macrophages. My project focusses on elucidating the mechanism behind the rewiring of tumor-associated macrophages by brain tumors in response to therapy.