Willem Jan Leeuw, De

Willem-Jan de Leeuw

PhD Student

+31 20 512 7866 w.d.leeuw@nki.nl Fred van Leeuwen Heinz Jacobs

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences I continued to study at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, shifting focus during the master program towards immunology. As part of this master program I interned at the AMC, studying the link between epigenetic modifications and disease progression in a macrophage sepsis model.

Continuing to work on epigenetics, I joined the Fred van Leeuwen group, in collaboration with the Heinz Jacobs group, in May 2021. Here I focus on the role of the methyltransferase DOT1L, and its underlying modification of histone 3 lysine 79, in T-cell differentiation and gene regulation.


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