Amanda Vang, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Phone: +298 265246


National Hospital of the Faroe Islands

I am a biomedical scientist with an expertise in cell signaling and immunology. My work has focused on novel drug targets in autoimmune diseases and how to modify cell recruitment from the bloodstream into different tissues.

Areas of interest:

  • Translational Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell signaling
  • Disease risk factors
  • Diagnostic tools
  • RT-PCR
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Primary cell culture and functional assays
  • Flow Cytometry

Research Projects:

PDE8 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease



  • Amanda G. Vang, Shlomo Ben-Sasson, William Housley, Barbara Kream, Paul M. Epstein, Robert Clark, and Stefan Brocke. "cAMP signaling in Treg cell function and Teff cell suppression independent of PKA-CREM/ICER: a potential role for EPACö. Biochemical Journal, September 5, (2013).
  • Amanda G. Vang, Shlomo Z. Ben-Sasson, Hongli Dong,Barbara Kream,Michael P. DeNinno,Michelle M. Claffey,William Housley, Robert B. Clark,Paul M. Epstein,and Stefan Brocke. "PDE8 regulates rapid Teff cell adhesion and proliferation independent of ICERö. PLoS ONE, August 9 (2010).
  • William J. Housley, Catherine O. Adams, Amanda G. Vang, Stefan Brocke, Frank C. Nichols, Melissa LaCombe, Thiruchandurai V. Rajan, Robert B. Clark., "Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor γ Is Required for CD4+T Cell-Mediated Lymphopenia-Associated Autoimmunityö. Journal of Immunology, September 9 (2011).
  • Amanda G. Vang, William Housley, Michelle M. Claffey, Robert B. Clark, Paul M. Epstein, and Stefan Brocke. "Identification of unique and opposing effects of PDE4- and PDE8-selective inhibition on effector T cell functionsö. (In preparation)

Bio at the National Hospital of the Faroe Islands:

Amanda Vang, Ph.D.