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Dr. Kooiman, K. (Klazina)

Assistant Professor, Therapeutic Ultrasound Contrast Agents

Dr. Kooiman, K. (Klazina)

Research area: Therapeutic ultrasound contrast agents

Publications:     K.Kooiman 

Office:  Ee2302
Tel:       +31 (0)10 7044036
Fax:      +31 (0)10 7044720
E-mail: k.kooiman@erasmusmc.nl


Klazina Kooiman is an assistant professor in therapeutic ultrasound contrast agents at the department of Biomedical Engineering of the Thorax Center, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. Her research focuses on ultrasound molecular imaging and local drug delivery using ultrasound contrast agents. She is currently working on combing ultrasound molecular imaging and local drug delivery with targeted ultrasound contrast agents. Her research focus is on the relation between the ultrasound contrast agent behavior and the cellular drug uptake. She collaborates internationally with the Center for Ultrasound Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA (Professors F.S. Villanueva and X. Chen), the Image-guided Ultrasound Therapeutics Laboratories at the University of Cincinnati, OH, USA (Professor C.K. Holland), and the Cardiovascular Division at the University of Virginia, VA, USA (Professor A.L. Klibanov).

She studied Bio-pharmaceutical Sciences at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and obtained her M.Sc. degree cum laude specializing in pharmaceutical technology. From 2005 to 2010, she was a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Thorax Center, Erasmus MC, the Netherlands. On January 19, 2011, she obtained her Ph.D. degree on the topic of ultrasound contrast agents for therapy. She held a postdoctoral position in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Thorax Centre, Erasmus MC, until January 2015 focusing on the application of ultrasound contrast agents for drug delivery and molecular imaging. At EFUSMB 2011 in Vienna, she won the young investigator award. She was awarded the Netherlands Heart Institute Fellowship 2012 and because of this fellowship, she became a visiting scholar in the Center for Ultrasound Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA. In total, she worked in Pittsburgh for 11 months. In February 2015 she was appointed as a staff member at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Thorax Center, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She became Principal Investigator and head of the Therapeutic Ultrasound Contrast Agent Group in October 2015. She co-organizes the European Symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging (www.echocontrast.nl). Go to Therapeutic ultrasound contrast agents to see the projects she is working on.

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