Research/Areas of Interest: Our goal is to identify key genetic factors that contribute to the decline of function and damage in the aging kidney, to learn their role in the kidney, and to understand why variations of these factors lead to different outcomes. We do this by studying the natural genetic variation in mice and their association with different kidney phenotypes. Once causal genes are identified, we develop precision disease models for further study of the gene and to develop therapeutics that will slow down the decline of kidney function and development of disease.

Education

  • PhD, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 2000
  • MSc, Leiden University, Netherlands, 1996
  • BSc, HZ University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands, 1994