Sander Kersten

 

 


 

Dr. Sander Kersten is full professor of Molecular Nutrition in the Division of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University and holds an adjunct professorship in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. He received his MSc training in Human Nutrition at Wageningen University from 1989 to 1993. He subsequently moved to the USA and obtained his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from Cornell University in 1997. After a postdoctoral stint at the University of Lausanne, he moved back to Wageningen in 2000 to start his career as an independent scientist. Since that time he has been teaching introductory and advanced nutrition classes in the BSc and MSc program in Nutrition and Health at Wageningen University.

The current research interests of Dr. Kersten cover three main areas: 1) regulation of gene expression by lipids, emphasizing the role of PPARs and other nuclear hormone receptors, 2) functional roles of specific proteins in lipid metabolism, and 3) the relationship between lipid metabolism and immunity.

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