Timothy Radstake, MD, PhD

Co-Investigator, Project 1 and 3Tim Radstake

Dr. Radstake started his research interests in the field of scleroderma in 2006 in his laboratory in the Netherlands. From 2007-2008 he worked in the Lafyatis lab and started the research line on the role of the innate immune system in SSc. As an adjunct assistant professor he is involved in the SSc research line SSc at Boston University. In his lab in the Netherlands his group now builds on the observations made in Boston and works toward 3-4 novel therapeutic strategies for SSc. In the beginning of 2012 he will become full professor at the university of Utrecht in the Netherlands and will head the translational immunology laboratory, where he will further build his research interests in SSc. Also, he will focus on cellular therapies in SSc. Five PhD students from his group will be working at Boston University from 2012 onwards.

Institution:  Academic Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Dermatology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Rank:  Professor of Translational Immunology

Address:  Heidelberglaan 20, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Email:  TRadstake73@gmail.com

Summary of academic interests: Toll like receptor signaling, dendritic cell biology and T cell behaviour, immune mediated diseases, immunobiology of fibrosis.