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Aarnoud C. van der Spoel, PhD

Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University

Location: Halifax NS Canada

Dr. van der Spoel obtained his MSc in medical biology from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, and was awarded his PhD in cell biology and genetics from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He did the majority of the research towards his PhD in the laboratory of Dr Alessandra d'Azzo in the Department of Genetics at St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, investigating the cell biology of enzymes involved in sphingolipid metabolism. For his post-doctoral training, Dr van der Spoel moved to the laboratory of Prof Frances Platt at the Departments of Biochemistry and Pharmacology of the University of Oxford, UK, and studied the pharmacological targeting of sphingolipid-metabolizing enzymes and its biological consequences. In 2009, he took up a faculty position in the Departments of Pediatrics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and was awarded tenure in 2016.

Associated Grants

  • Sphingolipid and Alpha-synuclein Interactions


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