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Karen Nuytemans

General Information

Karen  Nuytemans


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  • English
  • Dutch


  • Research Assistant Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics
  • Research Assistant Professor, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics

Research Interests

Dr. Nuytemans is specifically interested in Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), two so-called Alzheimer disease related dementias, as well as Parkinson Disease (PD). DLB is largely understudied genetically, in any population; while genetic research in FTD and PD, so far, has primarily focused on white, non-Hispanic population groups.

Everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, should have access to personalized medicine. That is why including these disorders across diverse populations in genetic research is one of her main research foci.


2009 Ph.D. Biochemistry and Biotechnology
University of Antwerp, Flanders Institute for Biotechnology
2005 M.S. Biochemistry
University of Antwerp
2003 B.S. Chemistry
University of Antwerp



Karen Nuytemans, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics. Her research focuses on the genetics of neurodegenerative brain disorders. She has extensive experience working with 'big data' datasets including genotyping and next generation sequencing (NGS) data, for the identification of common and rare genetic variants in disease.