Januari 2016 - present: Team leader; VU University medical center, Department of Childhood Neurology (in close association with VU University, Department of Integrative Neurophysiology)
2012 - 2015: Postdoctoral research fellow (NWO-Veni) in the lab of Prof. Dr. Christiaan N. Levelt (Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam)
2008 - 2012: Postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Prof. Dr. Thomas Nevian (Department of Physiology, University of Bern, Switzerland)
2003 - 2008: PhD student, Department of Integrative Neurophysiology, VU University, Amsterdam. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Nail Burnashev and Prof. Dr. Arjen B. Brussaard
The aim of my research is to understand how glial cells and neurons work together to create a healthy brain, and what happens when this collaborative effort is not running optimally.
I use a combination of in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology and imaging to study these questions. I currently focus on understanding the neurological disease Megalencephalic Leukoencephalopathy with subcortical Cysts (MLC), a rare but devastating childhood white matter disease caused by astrocyte dysfunction.
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