Klaas Mulder

Mulder, Klaas
Dr. Klaas Mulder 

Assistant Professor

Cancer development and immune defense


The epidermal layer of human skin is continuously replenished by resident stem cells while differentiated cells are shed from the surface. Disrupting this balance of stem cell renewal and differentiation contributes to diseases, such as psoriasis and cancer. The mechanisms governing epidermal stem cell fate decisions must be robust, precise and tightly controlled. The Mulder lab investigates the mechanisms underlying human epidermal stem cell renewal & differentiation focussing on the epigenetic and non-coding RNA machineries. The lab is particularly interested in understanding how the functional interplay between seemingly unconnected genes and processes confers robustness and precision to biological systems. Klaas Mulder is assistant professor in the department of molecular developmental biology in the NCMLS. He obtained is PhD from the University of Utrecht in 2006. After a post-doctoral period in the lab of Prof. Fiona Watt in Cambridge (UK) he arrived at the NCMLS in 2012 to head his independent research group.

National & International Personal Prizes & Awards

  • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (2008)
  • Radboud University Nijmegen Faculty of Science Tenure-Track Fellowship (2012)
  • Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (2013)
  • NWO Vidi Grant (2013)

Secondary functions


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