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).
Dr. Maarsingh joined PBA in 2013 from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
where he worked as a post-doctoral fellow and lecturer in the department of molecular
pharmacology. He enjoys teaching and interacting with students and is an instructor
in several courses throughout the Pharm.D. program. He teaches pharmacology and pathophysiology
of diseases in foundational courses and pharmacotherapy series each semester. 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 one of his other passions: research. The main
focus of his research is on respiratory 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) and 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 and his wife Marianne have four
beautiful young daughters: Kirsten, Else, Rhodé and Amy. The Maarsingh family is actively
involved in their church in leading worship and Bible studies. They feel that God
called them to Florida to serve Him and the students at PBA.
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