Associate Professor of Translational Pharmacology at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen
Reinoud Gosens is Associate Professor of Translational Pharmacology at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He has an MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Groningen and a PhD from the Department of Molecular Pharmacology at the University of Groningen. Dr Gosens has undertaken research fellowships at the University of Manitoba, Canada, and the University of Groningen. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the American Physiological Society, the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the Dutch Pharmacological Society and the Netherlands Respiratory Society. He is conferences and seminars director-elect for ERS.
Dr Gosens’ current research interests are focused on mechanisms that regulate structural remodelling and repair of the airways and parenchyma in asthma and COPD. Identifying novel therapeutics for chronic lung disease is my long-term scientific goal. In this endeavour, I have focused my past work on mechanisms of chronic inflammation and tissue remodelling, and lung repair.
A major interest that I have is how the WNT pathway controls lung repair. My research interests are directed at understanding how lung stem cells and their niche interact; how this is dysfunctional in disease (e.g. COPD) and how this can be corrected with targeted pharmacological treatment. This work is supported by grants from the Netherlands Lung Foundation and the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research.