The Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy
Full Name: Harm Maarsingh
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands).
Prior to moving to PBA, Dr. Maarsingh worked as a post-doctoral fellow and lecturer in the department of molecular pharmacology at the University of Groningen. The main focus of his research is on airway pharmacology in relation to the pathophysiology of asthma and COPD. His research lines include targeting of the L-arginine metabolome (nitric oxide synthase and arginase) as well as the cAMP pathway (PKA, Epac, AKAPs and PDEs) to treat airway (hyper)responsiveness, inflammation and remodeling. Using a combination of in vivo animal models for asthma and COPD, ex vivo studies using isolated organs/tissues and in vitro techniques in cultured cells, he identified novel pharmacological targets for the treatment of asthma and COPD. This has resulted in multiple publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Maarsingh’s teaching philosophy can be summarized in three words: excellence, interaction and enthusiasm. He likes to introduce new experimental findings in his teaching and to invite students to participate in his research to train their academic skills. Dr. Maarsingh and his wife Marianne have three beautiful young daughters: Kirsten, Else and Rhodé. In their church they have been involved in worship, youth pastorate, Bible study and preaching. They feel that God called them to Florida to serve Him and the students at PBA.