Noémi Anna Nagy

MSc (Medical student)


Noémi has taken interest in the biomedical sciences during her bachelor’s study in college. She pursued a master programme in Immunology and completed a 9 month research project on T cell immunology in the context of multiple myeloma during her first year of that programme. After this project she decided to switch masters and pursue a 4-year fast track medical programme. In the context of this study she is now carrying out a 6-month research project on disturbances in immuno-metabolism in HIV+ frail individuals in order to shed light on the association between a malfunctioning, chronically activated immune system and premature frailty in HIV+ patients.

As part of the Palmer laboratory, Noémi is working on the immuno-metabolic aspects of frailty in HIV+ patients treated with cART (combination antiretroviral therapy). The lab is exploring the association between cell surface markers on monocytes taken from HIV+ patients, oxidative stress in mitochondria of these cells and frailty. With this the Palmer laboratory hopes to arrive at a specific marker profile of frail HIV+ patients and thereby contribute to the prognosis and treatment of frailty, as well as other HIV-related co-morbidities.


  • 2011: BSc, University College Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 2013-present: Msc Selective Utrecht Medical Master Programme (SUMMA)

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