Dr. I. (Ildiko) van Rhijn

Dr. I. (Ildiko) van Rhijn

Assistant Professor
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2002                Ph.D. in Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, UniversityMedicalCenter, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

1996                M.Sc. in Biology, Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1994                M.A. in Music (violin), Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam, Netherlands


Postdoctoral training

2002-2004      Reseach Fellow in Immunology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA


Academic appointments

2011-current               Lecturer, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

2009-2011                  Visting Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

2004-current               Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University Utrecht, Netherlands


Grants and awards

2009-2014      NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) Meervoud subsidy.  Title: Unconventional T cells in cattle

2007-2010      Wellcome Trust Tropical Research Fellowship. Title: CD1-restricted immunity against mycobacterial infections in cattle

2006              Dutch Leprosy Relief. Title: CD1-restricted, glycolipid-specific T cells in leprosy

2003-2004      American Lung Association research training fellowship. Title: Memory and effector functions of CD1-restricted, mycobacterial glycolipid specific T cells in tuberculosis