Dr. Maartje Huijbers PhD Department of Neurology & Department of Human Genetics Leiden University Medical Center Leien | the Netherlands
Maartje Huijbers, together with her team, has a special interest in autoimmune disorders of the neuromuscular synapse. This includes myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. She is a neuroimmunologist with past research experience ranging from identifying new autoantigens for central nervous system autoimmune diseases, to developing new in vitro and in vivo models to study these disorders and their pathomechanisms. Her translational research, in close collaboration with clinicians, now focusses on understanding the role of (IgG4) autoantibodies and B cells and their characteristics in these diseases and testing new therapeutics in the aforementioned preclinical models.