Esther Lutgens

-, The Netherlands

Esther Lutgens studied Medicine at the University of Maastricht and did a PhD in Experimental Vascular Pathology during her studies, resulting in an MD-PhD degree in 2001. In 2001, she obtained the TALENT stipend from NWO, which enabled her to do her post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard University in Boston, MA, and at Dartmouth University in Hanover, NH, USA (2002-2004). After her return at the University of Maastricht, she obtained a VENI-grant (NWO), a Dr. E. Dekker fellowship (DHF) then a VIDI grant (NWO), which allowed her to set up her own laboratory on Experimental Vascular Immuno-pathology. Focus of her research is the role of immune-modulation in atherosclerosis. She became an ‘Established Investigator’ of the Dutch Heart Foundation in 2009, and obtained a Sofja Kovalevskaja fellowship in Germany, which enabled her to start a second laboratory at the Ludwig Maximilian’s University in Munich. In 2011, she was appointed full Professor at the University of Maastricht. In 2011, she received the LnvH jubileum prijs for most promising female scientist within life sciences. At the end of 2011, she was appointed as a full professor at the AMC in Amsterdam, where she is co-heading the Experimental Vascular Biology lab. In 2013, she obtained the prestigious VICI grant (NWO) which allows her to continue her research on the role of the immune system on atherosclerosis and obesity. Esther is married and has 2 children.

Tuesday 28 May 15:45

Immune checkpoints in atherosclerosis / T-cells

Immunity and apo B containing lipoproteins