Dutch Society for Stem Cell Research

Sarah Pringle

The group of Sarah Pringle uses stem/progenitor cells from the human salivary gland as a tool to understand the involvement of the epithelium in the autoimmune disease primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS). Her group is embedded within the department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at UMCG, and in close collaboration with the group of Prof. Rob Coppes. Her work suggests that the progenitor cells of the salivary glands may actively facilitate the development of hyposalivation and of MALT lymphoma development, both of which characterize pSS.