Kim Vanuytsel, Ph.D.

PhD: Biomedical Sciences, Molecular and Stem Cell Medicine (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Masters: Bioengineering (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Major: Cell and Gene Biotechnology
Hometown: Kasterlee, Belgium
Position: Research Assistant Professor

Kim joined the lab in November 2014 after finishing her PhD at the Stem Cell Institute Leuven (SCIL), aimed at developing a human pluripotent disease model for Fanconi anemia. As a postdoc in the Murphy lab, she developed novel resources and tools to better understand and treat blood disorders. As a Research Assistant Professor, her research is focused on finding better solutions for sickle cell disease (SCD) patients by using patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) as a versatile platform to study the disease, screen for compounds that can ameliorate the condition, and explore potential curative gene editing approaches.

Outside the lab Kim enjoys running, soccer, good food (eating out as well as cooking), good music (or bad music in good company) and from time to time she gets creative with paint or pencils.

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Kim is promoted to Research Assistant Professor! Congrats Kim!

Kim Vanuytsel Receives Appointment as Assistant Professor of Medicine

Kim and Rich selected for oral presentations at BUSM’s 2018 Evans Day!

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Rich’s oral presentation takes home gold at BUSM’s 2018 Evans Research Day!

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Rich’s paper, describing our novel ATTR patient-specific iPSC library, was recently published in Amyloid.

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Click here to visit the article in Amyloid.

Murphy lab publishes paper describing new insights gained from Kim’s β-globin reporter iPSC line!

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Click here to visit Kim’s Blood Advances publication.

Murphy lab welcomes its newest MD/PhD student, Anthony Yeung!

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Richard presents his work at the International Symposium on Amyloidosis in Kumamoto, Japan

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Murphy lab publishes an improved protocol for generating HSPCs from iPSCs in Stem Cells

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Richard is awarded a Junior Researcher Travel Award for the XVIth International Symposium on Amyloidosis in Kumamoto, Japan

Click here to learn more about the Amyloidosis Foundation

Kim is awarded an ASH Abstract Achievement Award for her work submitted to the 2017 ASH Meeting

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