Christina Draijer, PhD
Dr. Christina Draijer is a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of Internal Medicine in Prof. Peters-Golden’s laboratory at the University of Michigan. Before moving to the United States, Christina studied Life Science and Technology (B.Sc, 2009) and Biomedical Sciences (M.Sc, 2011) at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. In April 2016, Christina received her Ph.D. degree at the University of Groningen. She studied the role of macrophages in asthma under the supervision of Prof. Dr. B.N. Melgert (Department of Pharmacokinetics, Toxicology and Targeting, University of Groningen).
My research focuses on the role of macrophages in the pathogenesis of allergic asthma. In my current project I study the potential role of SOCS, secreted in vesicles by alveolar macrophages, to restrain the development of allergic inflammation. Our focus is to understand how secreted SOCS is dysregulated in asthma and to study the therapeutic potential of restoring quantities of vesicular SOCS.