Willem J. M. Mulder
Department of Radiology Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, Icahn School of Medicine/Department of Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine/Laboratory of Chemical Biology, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Institute for Complex Molecular Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology/Department of Medical Biochemistry, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, University of Amsterdam
Willem Mulder is professor of Precision Medicine at the department of Biomedical Engineering. His main affiliation is with Mount Sinai’s Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute (TMII, Icahn School of Medicine, New York, USA) where he is a professor of Radiology and Oncological Sciences. His research focuses on precision imaging and targeted therapy in cardiovascular disease, cancer and transplantation. Mulder has established library technology, encompassing nanomaterials derived from natural lipoproteins, which allows meticulously designing nano-immunotherapies. When appropriately designed, such nano-immunotherapies can be applied to empower the immune system’s ability to fight disease, by promoting or inhibiting an immune response, by polarizing macrophage function, or by targeting myeloid cell dynamics. Concurrently, Mulder’s team develops methods that allow imaging immune response with high precision and non-invasively. Recently Mulder and co-workers presented the results of research regarding a mouse transplantation model where their nano-immunotherapy spectacularly promotes organ acceptance without the need for chronic immunosuppression in the journal 'Immunity'.