Marie van der Merwe, PhD
Associate Professor | APHN Program Coordinator
About Marie van der Merwe
Marie van der Merwe, PhD earned her doctorate in the field of molecular pharmacology at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. She went on to do her postdoctoral training in the Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where her work focused on identifying regulatory immune populations that have the capacity to induce bidirectional tolerance between host and graft after an allogeneic transplant. Since transitioning to the University of Memphis, she has focused on identifying how regulatory immune populations also play a role in the induction of inflammation driven by a nutrient imbalance. Dr. van der Merwe is the program coordinator for the new Applied Physiology & Nutrition doctoral program.
PhD Molecular Pharmacology - University of Tennessee, Memphis - 2007
BSc Hons Biochemistry - University of Potchefstroom, South Africa - 1998