Marianne Boes was born in the Netherlands in 1973. She trained at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School, where she performed Ph.D. research (1996–2000; Center for Cancer Research; laboratory of Jianzhu Chen) and postdoctoral work (2000–2003; Department of Pathology; laboratory of Hidde Ploegh). From 2003 to 2008 she was a Faculty Member at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, before relocating to the University Medical Centre in Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2008. Dr Boes continues to lead a laboratory in cellular immunology. Her research focus lies in the role of professional antigen presenting cells in the induction of immunogenic and tolerogenic immune responses. Recent new findings from her team include clarification of the role of iNKT cells in stimulation of self-reactive CD8 T cell responses (Sprengers D et al., Gastroenterology, 2008) and a description of a new immune regulatory mechanism via tissue homing receptor expression on activated antigen-specific T cells (Bianchi T et al., Journal of Immunology, 2009).
Biography Updated on 16 February 2011