As a doctor and researcher, I am driven by curiosity and intrigued by the unknown. In the clinics, my days are filled with ‘real-life biology’ and the joy of interacting with the most pure and honest people in the world: children. In the research lab, my curiosity is driven by the complexity of the disease cancer and it’s microenvironment. I am an unbiased thinker and can easily adapt plans and ideas based on obtained data. My pro-active attitude and eye for detail helped me master multiple complex techniques, start collaborations, and push projects to the next level. In my view, combining fundamental & translational research is the way forward to find a cure for every child with cancer. My postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University will therefore focus on the establishment of novel comprehensive organoid models for pediatric cancers.
Pediatrician, Utrecht University, Pediatrics (2020)
PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Molecular Medicine (2017)
MD, Utrecht University, Medicine (2010)
Graduate and Fellowship Programs
Pediatric Hem/Onc (Fellowship Program)