Raymond Pieters Ph.D.

Raymond Pieters (PhD) is associate professor in immunotoxicology at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) of Utrecht University and full professor at the Institute for Life Sciences and Chemistry of the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. He has studied biology at University of Groningen and graduated at Utrecht University as PhD, to become an expert in immunotoxicology. His research interest is focussed on interactions between various compounds, such as drugs, food constituents and natural compounds, and the gut-associated immune system in relation to chronic non-communicable diseases, e.g. food and drug allergy.  He aims to study these subjects in a translational manner, from in vitro to in vivo, to better understand and predict mode-of-actions and health effects.  


Bol-Schoenmakers M, Marcondes Rezende M, Bleumink R, Boon L, Man S, Hassing I, Fiechter D, Pieters RH, Smit JJ. Regulation by intestinal γδ T cells during establishment of food allergic sensitization in mice. Allergy. 66:331-340, 2011.

Joost Smit, Marianne Bol-Schoenmakers, Ine Hassing, Danielle Fiechter, Louis Boon , Rob Bleumink , Raymond Pieters. The role of intestinal dendritic cells subsets in the establishment of food allergy. Clin Exp Allergy. 41, 890-898, 2011.

Schulz VJ, Smit JJ, Willemsen KJ, Fiechter D, Hassing I, Bleumink R, Boon L, van den Berg M, van Duursen MB, Pieters RH. Activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor suppresses sensitization in a mouse peanut allergy model. Toxicol Sci. 123:491-500, 2011.

Vandebriel R, Callant Cransveld C, Crommelin D, Diamant Z, Glazenburg B, Joos G, Kuper F, Natsch A, Nijkamp F, Noteborn H, Pieters R, Roberts D, Roggen E, Rorije E, Seed M, Sewald K, van den Heuvel R, van Engelen J, Verstraelen S, van Loveren H. Respiratory sensitization: Advances in assessing the risk of respiratory inflammation and irritation. Toxicol In Vitro 25: 1251-1258, 2011.

van Esch BC, van Bilsen JH, Jeurink PV, Garssen J, Penninks AH, Smit JJ, Pieters RH, Knippels LM. Interlaboratory evaluation of a cow's milk allergy mouse model to assess the allergenicity of hydrolysed cow's milk based infant formulas. Toxicol Lett. 2013 2013 220(1):95-102.