Frank Staal received his training at Utrecht University (Netherlands) studying Medical Biology receiving his Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Master of Science degrees both with distinction (cum laude). He obtained his PhD degree from Stanford University Medical School in Genetics under the guidance of professors Leonard and Lenore A. Herzenberg. He moved back to his native country working at the Dutch Cancer Institute (Amsterdam) and subsequently at Utrecht University as Fellow of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW) with professor Hans Clevers. In the year 2000, he started his own laboratory as assistant professor at the Department of Immunology, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, where he became associate professor 4 years later. 2008 he and his group were recruited to the Department of Immuno-hematology and Blood Transfusion (now termed Dept of Immunology), LUMC, Leiden, where he became full professor. Frank Staal also holds educational positions at Erasmus Medical Center and Delft University of Technology. His research focuses on stem cell biology, in particular Wnt and Notch signaling, T lymphocyte development and gene therapy for primary immune deficiencies.
Thu. February 23 | 2.00pm – Developing stem cell-based gene therapy for RAG1 and RAG2 deficient SCID