Herbert Brok was born in Udenhout, The Netherlands, in 1965. His B.S. degree in microbiology was completed in 1987. He started working at the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC) in 1995 under the supervision of Professor B. Hart at the Department of Immunobiology. In 1998, he focused on autoimmune models in nonhuman primates. After completing his thesis titled EAE in the Common Marmoset: A Novel Animal Model for MS in 2002, he received his Ph.D. degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Currently, he is Head of animal care within the Animal Science Department of the BPRC. His main scientific interests includes unraveling the underlying immunological mechanism(s) leading to MS, preclinical development of diagnostic tools for autoimmune-based diseases (focusing on noninvasive techniques), and detailed genetic and immunological characterization of New World monkeys in general and the MHC class I and class II genes of common marmosets in particular.
Biography Updated on 28 December 2010