Faculty Profile

Bernard Van Oost, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Biology

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BernardVan Oost, Ph.D.

Bernard Van Oost, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Biology

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Dr. van Oost studied chemistry and specialized in biochemistry at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, and focused his Ph.D. studies on blood platelet biochemistry at the University Hospital in Utrecht from 1975-1981. He was a postdoctoral fellow from 1981-1983 at the Thrombosis Research Center, Temple University, in Philadelphia where he continued his platelet studies. He studied the molecular biology of blood coagulation factors from 1983-1986 at the biochemistry department from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.From 1986 to 1995, van Oost headed the DNA diagnostic laboratory in the Department of Human Genetics at the Catholic University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Besides building up a rapidly growing laboratory, he was also involved in major discoveries made in Nijmegen in the field of human genetics.

Before joining AUC, he was professor of molecular genetics at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. In that position he focused on the application of molecular genetic approaches of inherited disease in animals. He has authored 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers in the fields of genetics, biochemistry, and cell biology.

Bernard van Oost became professor of molecular biology at American University of the Caribbean in February 2006.