Karin de Visser#

Membership Number:4591
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2015, October Group Leader at the Division of Tumor biology & Immunology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2012 - 2015 Junior Group Leader (tenure track) at the Division of Immunology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
  • 2008-2012 Research Staff Associate at the Department of Molecular Biology , Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
  • 2005-2008 Postdoc at the Department of Molecular Biology (Jos Jonkers lab), Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
  • 2003-2005 Postdoctoral Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) fellow at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center in the lab of Lisa Coussens, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, USA
  • 1998-2002 PhD student at the Division of Immunology, Netherlands Cancer Institute. Thesis supervisor: Prof. dr. A.M. Kruisbeek. Ph.D. degree obtained on October 20th 2002, from the Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Fields of Scholarship
  • Tumor immunology
  • Inflammation and Cancer
  • Crosstalk adaptive and innate immune cells in cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Metastasis
  • Transgenic mouse models
  • Tumor microenvironment
  • Immunotherapy

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Selected member of the EMBO Young Investigator Program (YIP)
  • 2016 Invited member of the European Academy for Tumor Immunology (EATI)
  • 2015 The Metastasis Research Price for advanced researchers of the Beug Foundation for Metastasis Research
  • 2014 ERC consolidator grant laureate
  • 2009 NWO-VIDI laureate
  • 2009 NWO/Aspasia award: career advancement award of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme of NWO.
  • 2003 AACR-Women in cancer research Brigid G. Leventhal Scholar-in-Training Award, awarded at the 94th AACR Annual Meeting
  • 2003 - 2005 Fellowship for fundamental and (pre)-clinical cancer research from the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF). This prestigious fellowship fully covered my postdoctoral training in the Coussens lab at UCSF, USA

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