Hendrik (Rik) Korswagen studied Medical Biology at Utrecht University. He received his PhD (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam in 1999, based on research performed in the group of Ronald Plasterk at the Netherlands Cancer Institute. For this work he received the 1997 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Award. He continued his postdoctoral research in the group of Hans Clevers at the University Medical Center in Utrecht. In 2000 he became a junior and in 2005 a senior group leader at the Hubrecht Institute, studying the mechanism and regulation of Wnt signaling. In 2013 he was appointed as a professor in Molecular Developmental Genetics at the Institute of Biodynamics and Biocomplexity of Utrecht University.
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