Marie van der Merwe

Marie van der Merwe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

(901) 678-3476
(901) 678-3591
Fieldhouse 310
Office Hours
By Appointment

About Marie van der Merwe

Marie van der Merwe earned her PhD 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.


B.Sc.Hons Biochemistry - University of Potchefstroom, South Africa - 1998
Ph.D. Molecular Pharmacology - University of Tennessee, Memphis - 2007