Robim M. Rodrigues

Robim M. Rodrigues

Robim M. Rodrigues

Assistant Professor - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Robim M. Rodrigues is an assistant professor and postdoctoral fellow at the department of In Vitro Toxicology and Dermato-Cosmetology (IVTD) of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He holds a MSc Biotechnology from the University of Ghent and obtained his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the VUB. Before starting his doctorate, Robim worked for several organizations, including the Institute of Health and Consumer Protection of the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (Italy) and the United Nations World Food Programme (Mozambique). After obtaining his PhD, he was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (USA). Robim’s research focusses on the development and application of in vitro models, including human stem cell-based models, for hepatotoxicity testing and liver disease modeling. He is currently investigating the mechanisms of non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) and how preclinical models can be applied to evaluate the potential anti-NAFLD properties of new molecules.

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