prof. dr. J.H.W. (Jeanette) Leusen

prof. dr. J.H.W. (Jeanette) Leusen

Full Professor
prof. dr. J.H.W. (Jeanette) Leusen
  • Center for Translational Immunology (CTI) Research

Research Programs



Dr. Jeanette Leusen, received her PhD in 1995 at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She became associate professor and head of the immunotherapy group of the University Medical Center in Utrecht in 2006, and head of the UMAB facility in 2012. She has co-authored more than 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals and is inventor on 10 patent applications. Her group of 24 FTE works on the mechanism of action of therapeutic antibodies, with a special interest in IgA as a novel class of antibody for the treatment of both malignant as infectious disease.


See her research group webpage here >

Side Activities

Dr Leusen is the scientific founder of TigaTx in 2018, a spin-off company on engineered IgA as therapeutic antibody in oncology.

Dr Leusen is senior editor of several Immunology/cancer journals and was organizer of the FASEB meeting on Immunoreceptors of 2014 and 2016, and was vice chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Antibody Biology and Engineering in 2018, and main chair in 2022,

Fellowship and Awards

Dr Leusen holds several grants from Health Holland, KWF, Villa Joep! and industry.

Research Output (138)

Targeting the myeloid microenvironment in neuroblastoma

Stip Marjolein C., Teeuwen Loes, Dierselhuis Miranda P., Leusen Jeanette H.W., Krijgsman Daniëlle 13 Dec 2023, In: Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research. 42 26 p.

The Role of Cytokines in Neutrophil Development, Tissue Homing, Function and Plasticity in Health and Disease

Tsioumpekou Maria, Krijgsman Daniëlle, Leusen Jeanette H W, Olofsen Patricia A Aug 2023, In: Cells. 12 24 p.

IgA antibody immunotherapy targeting GD2 is effective in preclinical neuroblastoma models

Stip Marjolein C, Evers Mitchell, Nederend Maaike, Chan Chilam, Reiding Karli R, Damen Mirjam J, Heck Albert J R, Koustoulidou Sofia, Ramakers Ruud, Krijger Gerard C, de Roos Remmert, Souteyrand Edouard, Cornel Annelisa M, Dierselhuis Miranda P, Jansen Marco, de Boer Mark, Valerius Thomas, van Tetering Geert, Leusen Jeanette H W, Meyer-Wentrup Friederike 21 Jul 2023, In: Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer. 11 , p. 1-17

Sialic Acids on Tumor Cells Modulate IgA Therapy by Neutrophils via Inhibitory Receptors Siglec-7 and Siglec-9

Chan Chilam, Lustig Marta, Jansen J H Marco, Garcia Villagrasa Laura, Raymakers Leon, Daamen Lois A, Valerius Thomas, van Tetering Geert, Leusen Jeanette H W Jul 2023, In: Cancers. 15

Characterization of human Fc alpha receptor transgenic mice:comparison of CD89 expression and antibody-dependent tumor killing between mouse strains

Stip Marjolein C, Jansen J H Marco, Nederend Maaike, Tsioumpekou Maria, Evers Mitchell, Olofsen Patricia A, Meyer-Wentrup Friederike, Leusen Jeanette H W 20 Jun 2023, In: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy. 72 , p. 3063-3077 15 p.

Controlled release of enhanced cross-hybrid IgGA Fc PD-L1 inhibitors using oncolytic adenoviruses

Hamdan Firas, Feodoroff Michaela, Russo Salvatore, Fusciello Manlio, Feola Sara, Chiaro Jacopo, Antignani Gabriella, Greco Francesca, Leusen Jeanette, Ylösmäki Erkko, Grönholm Mikaela, Cerullo Vincenzo 16 Mar 2023, In: Molecular Therapy - Oncolytics. 28 , p. 264-276 13 p.

Disruption of the sialic acid/Siglec-9 axis improves antibody-mediated neutrophil cytotoxicity towards tumor cells

Lustig Marta, Chan Chilam, Jansen J H Marco, Bräutigam Maria, Kölling Max A, Gehlert Carina Lynn, Baumann Niklas, Mester Simone, Foss Stian, Andersen Jan Terje, Bastian Lorenz, Sondermann Peter, Peipp Matthias, Burger Renate, Leusen Jeanette H W, Valerius Thomas 2023, In: Frontiers in Immunology. 14

Effective, Long-Term, Neutrophil Depletion Using a Murinized Anti-Ly-6G 1A8 Antibody

Olofsen Patricia A, Stip Marjolein C, Jansen J H Marco, Chan Chilam, Nederend Maaike, Tieland Ralph G, Tsioumpekou Maria, Leusen Jeanette H W Nov 2022, In: Cells. 11

IgG Subclass-Dependent Pulmonary Antigen Retention during Acute IgG-Dependent Systemic Anaphylaxis in Mice

Todorova Biliana, Godon Ophélie, Conde Eva, Gillis Caitlin M., Iannascoli Bruno, Richard-Le Goff Odile, Fiole Daniel, Roumenina Lubka T., Leusen Jeanette H.W., Murphy Andrew J., Macdonald Lynn E., Reber Laurent L., Jönsson Friederike, Bruhns Pierre 1 Oct 2022, In: Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 209 , p. 1243-1251 9 p.

Corrigendum: Targeting myeloid checkpoint molecules in combination with antibody therapy: A novel anti-cancer strategy with IgA antibodies?

Chan Chilam, Lustig Marta, Baumann Niklas, Valerius Thomas, van Tetering Geert, Leusen Jeanette H.W. 13 Sep 2022, In: Frontiers in Immunology. 13 , p. 1-2

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