Ramon Klein Geltink

Dr. Ramon Klein Geltink obtained his PhD in molecular biology from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, for his research into the role of mTOR signaling in carcinogenesis at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, USA, followed by postdoctoral research in Immunometabolism at the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetic in Freiburg Germany. He started as an assistant professor in the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and as scientist at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) in July 2019.

Ramon’s research program combines cellular immunology, metabolomics, biochemistry and genetics to better elucidate the links between nutrient sensing and cell-intrinsic central carbon metabolism. This is rooted in the relatively recently uncovered links between metabolic pathway activity and immune cell function.

The overall aim of the Klein Geltink research team is to better integrate the understanding of cellular metabolism to allow immune modulation that can be harnessed in children with primary metabolic dysfunction, autoimmune diseases or in the immune-mediated treatment of cancer.

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