Ron M.J.M. Smits, PhD
Assistant Professor

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Ron Smits studied Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands (1985-1992). He performed his PhD study and Postdoctoral training at the Department of Human Genetics of the Leiden University. His thesis entitled "APC and cancer: It takes two to tango" was successfully defended in 2002 (cum laude). Beginning of 2003, he joined Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, CA, as a research scientist to establish and characterize spontaneous intestinal tumor models. Here, he also developed the research line to investigate the cross-talk between receptor tyrosine kinases and ß-catenin signaling in cancer for which he was awarded a Vidi (ZonMW) grant in 2004. This work was performed as assistant professor in the Department of Pathology of the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Since January 2008, he is a staff member at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the Erasmus MC, where he focuses on molecular mechanisms contributing to intestinal tumor formation and metastasis.

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