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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 most of the research toward 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 lysosomal storage disorders. 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 biochemical and biological effects of alkylated imino sugars that target sphingolipid-metabolizing enzymes. 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

  • The Development of Novel Probes for Imaging Glucocerebrosidase Activity in Parkinson’s Disease


  • Sphingolipid and Alpha-synuclein Interactions


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