Myrddin (MW) Verheij


Bachelor Biology, Utrecht University. Infection and Immunity Master, Utrecht University

05/2016 – 07/2016 Bachelor research internship, Borghans/Tesselaar group, Laboratory of Translational Immunology, UMC Utrecht
Assessing the use of IL-8 as a marker for recent thymic emigrants
10/2016 -09/2017 Major research internship, Borghans/Tesselaar group, Laboratory of Translational Immunology, UMC Utrecht 
Quantifying the lifespan of CD4+ and CD8+ memory T cells in the bone marrow of adult goats using in vivo stable isotope labelling.
Determining the stability of TRECs in kidney transplant patients treated with either azathioprine (AZA) or mycophenolate mofetil (MFF).
01/2018 – 08/2018 Minor research internship, Wills group, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK 
Mapping specific CD8+ T cell responses to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) proteins US28 and US3 using a peptide matrix-oriented FluoroSpot approach


Research interests

The role of heme oxygenase-1 in the development of graft-versus-host disease


ELISA, PCR, Flow Cytometry, Animal (mouse) models


11/2018 – Present PhD Student at the Department of Hematopoiesis and Immunopathology, Sanquin Research
09/2016 – 08/2018 University of Utrecht, Infection and Immunity
Obtained Master of Science in August 2018
09/2013 – 07/2016 University of Utrecht, Biology
Obtained Bachelor of Science in July 2016


Other publications

Baliu-Piqué M, Verheij MW, Drylewicz J, Ravesloot L, de Boer RJ, Koets A, Tesselaar K, Borghans JAM. Short Lifespans of Memory T-cells in Bone Marrow, Blood, and Lymph Nodes Suggest That T-cell Memory Is Maintained by Continuous Self-Renewal of Recirculating Cells. Front Immunol. 2018 Sep 11;9:2054. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.02054. eCollection 2018 Abstract

Baliu-Piqué M, Kurniawan H, Ravesloot L, Verheij MW, Drylewicz J, Lievaart-Peterson K, Borghans JAM, Koets A, Tesselaar K. Age-related distribution and dynamics of T-cells in blood and lymphoid tissues of goats. Dev Comp Immunol. 2018 Dec 11;93:1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2018.12.004. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract