Gwenda Vasse

Post-doctoral Researcher



  • Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Pathology and Medical Biology, University Medical Center Groningen, 2021-
  • PhD, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, 2021
  • Thesis title: Macrophage-matrix interactions: orchestrating the fibrotic response?
  • MSc, cum laude, Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation (MPDI), University of Groningen, the Netherlands, 2016
  • BSc, cum laude, Biology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, 2014



Song, S, van Dijk, F, Vasse, GF, Liu, Q, Gosselink, IF, Weltjens, E et al.. Inhalable Textile Microplastic Fibers Impair Airway Epithelial Differentiation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2024;209 (4):427-443. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202211-2099OC. PubMed PMID:37971785 .

Chen, Q, Vasse, GF, Nwozor, KO, Bekker, NJ, van den Berge, M, Brandsma, CA et al.. FAM13A regulates cellular senescence marker p21 and mitochondrial reactive oxygen species production in airway epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2023;325 (4):L460-L466. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00141.2023. PubMed PMID:37605846 .

Pouwels, SD, van den Berge, M, Vasse, GF, Timens, W, Brandsma, CA, Aliee, H et al.. Smoking increases expression of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein-binding long ACE2 isoform in bronchial epithelium. Respir Res. 2023;24 (1):130. doi: 10.1186/s12931-023-02430-5. PubMed PMID:37170105 PubMed Central PMC10174605.

Vasse, GF, Russo, S, Barcaru, A, Oun, AAA, Dolga, AM, van Rijn, P et al.. Collagen type I alters the proteomic signature of macrophages in a collagen morphology-dependent manner. Sci Rep. 2023;13 (1):5670. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-32715-0. PubMed PMID:37024614 PubMed Central PMC10079972.

Vasse, GF, Buzón, P, Melgert, BN, Roos, WH, van Rijn, P. Single Cell Reactomics: Real-Time Single-Cell Activation Kinetics of Optically Trapped Macrophages. Small Methods. 2021;5 (4):e2000849. doi: 10.1002/smtd.202000849. PubMed PMID:34927846 .

Vasse, GF, Van Os, L, De Jager, M, Jonker, MR, Borghuis, T, Van Den Toorn, LT et al.. Adipose Stromal Cell-Secretome Counteracts Profibrotic Signals From IPF Lung Matrices. Front Pharmacol. 2021;12 :669037. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2021.669037. PubMed PMID:34393771 PubMed Central PMC8355988.

Vasse, GF, Nizamoglu, M, Heijink, IH, Schlepütz, M, van Rijn, P, Thomas, MJ et al.. Macrophage-stroma interactions in fibrosis: biochemical, biophysical, and cellular perspectives. J Pathol. 2021;254 (4):344-357. doi: 10.1002/path.5632. PubMed PMID:33506963 PubMed Central PMC8252758.

Lollinga, WT, de Wit, RH, Rahbar, A, Vasse, GF, Davoudi, B, Diepstra, A et al.. Human Cytomegalovirus-Encoded Receptor US28 Is Expressed in Renal Allografts and Facilitates Viral Spreading In Vitro. Transplantation. 2017;101 (3):531-540. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000001289. PubMed PMID:27362315 .

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2018      NRS Young Investigator Travel Grant, Keystone Symposium on The Resolution of Inflammation in Health and Disease, Dublin, Ireland. 1250


2019      NRS Young Investigator Travel Grant, Gordon Research Conference on Cell Contact and Adhesion, Les Diablerets, Switzerland. 1250