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A.M. (Anand) Iyer, PhD

Senior Postdoc

  • Department
  • Internal Medicine, Section Endocrinology
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Anand Iyer obtained his Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Amsterdam. Subsequently, he carried out his postdoctoral research on neuroinflammation in epilepsy and neurodegenerative diseases under the supervision of Prof. E. Aronica at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam. Presently, he is a postdoc working with the Neuroendocrinology group at the Dept. of Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC under supervision of Prof. L.J. Hofland.

Field(s) of expertise

Research Interest: His main research interest is G- protein coupled receptor (GPCR) signalling in neuroendocrine tumours (NET). His research focusses on the medical treatment of NET with particular emphasis on the roles of somatostatin and dopamine receptors. Additionally, he also works with Prof. L. van Rossum to study glucocorticoid sensitivity in obesity using various bioassays. His research uses cell biology and molecular biology techniques including genomic, proteomic and bioinformatic approaches.

Education and career

Ph.D : Immunology, University of Amsterdam, Thesis topic: Immunopathology of leprosy and mycobacterial diseases: in situ and in vitro correlate studies.

 Post-doc projects:

  • Project 1:“Neuron-glia interactions in health and disease”; (EU Project:HEALTH- 2007-2.2.1-6.)
  • Project 2: “Pathways common to brain development and aging”; (EU-FP7 Project: No. 278486)
  • Project 3: “Long-term, prospective study evaluating clinical and molecular biomarkers of epileptogenesis in a genetic model of epilepsy – tuberous sclerosis complex.”; (EU-FP7 Project: No. 602391)


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