Rian de Laat

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Rian de Laat, Ph.D., is a scientist at Immusoft. She is an experienced researcher with training in academic and industrial settings in molecular biology, biophysics, neurodegeneration, immunology and physiology.


Her broad expertise ranges from molecular cloning, mammalian cell culture, primary culture, animal husbandry, histology, imaging, immunochemistry, assay development, and high thorough-put screening. Rian is also well versed in using in vivo and in vitro models for studying development and signal transduction. Additionally, she has extensive training in Flow cytometry, Imaging, Immunocytochemistry, Immunohistochemistry (IHC), Immunoprecipitation (IP) In Situ, Mass spectrometry, PCR, Protein Interactions, ELISA, Real-time PCR, RNA Interference/ shRNA, and secretory pathway manipulation.


Earlier she held positions at Quantum Dot Corporation, an Immunology Lab at the University of San Francisco, California, and Elan Pharmaceuticals. Rian earned her Ph.D., in Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington. She has a bachelor’s in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.