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Gamze Ates

Post-doctoral researcher


Short overview of the academic career:

- Post-doctoral fellow at NAVI, VUB (since October 2020)
- Post-doctoral fellow Shiley Foundation at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (February 2020-September 2020)
- Post-doctoral research associate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (March 2017-February 2020)
- PhD student at IVTD, VUB (2011-2017, PhD obtained in January 2017)

Although life expectancy keeps rising, the estimated average health span is only around the age of 64. Aging induces characteristic changes in the brain and the immune system.

I am investigating the implications of genetic deletion of xCT to ensure healthier aging.


VUB Jette
Laarbeeklaan 103
1090 Jette