Hamida Hammad completed her Ph.D. degree studying the role of human dendritic cells in the maintenance of asthma at the Institut Pasteur de Lille (France) in 2001. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), she was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the same center in 2004. In 2007, she moved to Ghent University (Belgium) and became an Associate Professor in 2009. Her main research focus addresses fundamental questions about activation and modulation of Th2 immunity to allergens by dendritic cells. Her particular interest is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the crosstalk between lung dendritic cells and epithelial cells. Dr. Hammad contributed to the understanding of lung dendritic cells influence in allergic asthma by her abundant publications in the field.
Biography Updated on 15 December 2011