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Rick (R) Kapur

Training

Biology/Biomedical Sciences (BSc, MSc), Medicine (MD), Immunohematology (PhD).

Thesis

"Multifactorial Aspects of Antibody-Mediated Blood Cell Destruction". (2014; ISBN: 978-90-5335-806-1). Full text: UVA

 

Research interests

Dissection of pathophysiological mechanisms in Transfusion Medicine, with focus on Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI), antibody-mediated hematological disorders including immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT), hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN). Additional interests include immune functions of platelets.

Technology

Experimental mouse models, diverse immunological assays including phagocytosis and respiratory burst assays.

Resume

2019 - present

Researcher at Department of Experimental Immunohematology, Sanquin Research and Landsteiner Laboratory, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017 - 2019

Post-doctoral fellow at Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

2015 - 2017

Post-doctoral fellow at Canadian Blood Services, Toronto Platelet Immunobiology Group, Keenan Research Center for Biomedical Science, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.

2009-2014

PhD at Department of Experimental Immunohematology, Sanquin Research and Landsteiner Laboratory, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Thesis: “Multifactorial Aspects of Antibody-Mediated Blood Cell Destruction”. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. C.E. van der Schoot. Co-supervisor: Dr. G. Vidarsson.

2004-2008

MD at SUMMA (Selective Utrecht Medical Masters), University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

1998-2004

BSc and MSc in Biology with specialization in Fundamental Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.