Jannie Borst Bio 2024

Jannie Borst PhD                                                                    

Head, Department of Immunology

Leiden University Medical Center






Jannie Borst has a Master degree in Biology with Chemistry and a PhD degree in Medicine (1985) from Leiden University. She did her PhD work at Harvard Medical School and continued her career at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, where she was group leader from 1987 to 2019 and department head from 2002 to 2019. She was professor in Experimental Oncology at the University of Amsterdam from 1999 to 2019 and is currently professor in Immunology at Leiden University. In 2019, she has become the head of the Department of Immunology at Leiden University Medical Center and from 2020 she is one of three leaders of the Immunity research program in LUMC. Jannie Borst heads a research group with 7 PhD students, 2 senior scientists and 2 technicians. Her research focus is on costimulatory receptors and their associated gene expression programs that regulate T cell function. Major contributions have been in the fields of cytotoxic T cell function, T cell costimulation, immune cell signaling and cell death. In collaboration with dr. Hans van Eenennaam of Aduro Biotech Europe, she has helped to develop a new immunotherapeutic antibody drug against cancer that is now in clinical testing.

Jannie Borst is author of about 200 publications (H-index 88) that can be found on:


Website: https://immunology.lumc.nl/about-the-tumor-biology-and-immunology-group-9

ORCID: 0000-0002-8043-5009