Ruben van Boxtel, PhD
Group Leader at the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology in Utrecht, The Netherlands
2022 NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator
PhD, Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, The Netherlands
Postdoctoral Training, University Medical Center in Utrecht, The Netherlands
Dr. van Boxtel is a Group Leader at the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology in Utrecht, The Netherlands. His lab seeks to understand how mutation accumulation in tissue-specific stem cells fuels somatic evolution and cancer, and has pioneered methods for characterizing this in hematopoiesis. He is investigating the long-term, damaging effects of cancer treatment in tissue-specific stem cells of children, including second malignancies like myeloid leukemia, to understand how the hematopoietic system responds to treatment and identify the molecular determinants underlying adverse late effects in survivors. Dr. van Boxtel received his PhD from the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht and completed his postdoctoral studies at the University Medical Center in Utrecht.