Nael Nadif Kasri: Assistant Professor

I studied biochemistry at the KU Leuven (Belgium), followed by a PhD (2000-2004) in molecular biology  at the KU Leuven with Prof. Dr. Humbert de Smedt. During my PhD thesis, I studied the role of Ca2+ and calmodulin in the regulation of IP3Rs.  After my PhD I worked as a postdoctoral researcher (2005-2010) in the lab of Prof. Dr. Linda van Aelst at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where I studied the role of RhoGTPase signaling in excitatory synapses in the hippocampus. In June 2010 I moved to the Netherlands and started my independent research group at the Radboud Medical Centre, where I am part of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. In 2011 I received the Hypatia Fellowship and Marie Curie reintegration grant. The focus of my research is too understand the synaptic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders using in vitro human models and in vivo mouse models

Astrid Oudakker: Technician


Karol Piera

Hassel Delgado

Dylek Yener

Katharina Foreman

Lynn Devillee

Vanessa Budny

Gemma Solé Guardia

Nic Bechet

Nathasia Muwanigwa

Marina Hommersom

Heleen de Jong

Rebbeca Moerschen

Elly Lewerissa

Noor Smal Master intersnhsip @ Vaccharino lab, Yale, US

Elske Bijvank: PhD student @ University of Utrecht, Group C. Wierenga

Tessa van der Heyden: research analyst @Stem cell center Radboudumc

Wei Ba: Postdoctoral researcher Franks lab, Imperial College, London

Martijn Selten: Postdoctoral researcher Oscar Marin Lab, King’s college London

Marco Benevento: postdoctoral researcher

Marise van de Molengraft: Scientific writer

Elly Lewerissa: Master VU

Rizky Lasabuda: Master Neuroscience VU, Amsterdam

Inge Schreurs: Master Student

Katrin Linda: @ present PhD student Nadif Kasri lab

Didi Lamers:  @ present  master student Ryohe Yasuda’s lab, Max Planck Florida

Zhengduan Yang

Roberta Mancini: @ present  PhD student at VU, Amsterdam, Prof. Dr. M Verhage

Jessie Brunner: @ present  Phd student @ Mathijs Verhaege group VU Amsterdam

Anne van Casteren; @ present  Master student Maastricht

Rhode Erbrink: @ present PhD student at VU, Amsterdam, Prof. Dr. M Verhage

Hawra Kadhim: Master Student

Luuk Baltussen: @ present  PhD student UCL, London UK

Daisy van der Heijden

Jon-Ruben van Rhijn: Postdoc in collaboration with dr. Dirk Schubert

Neuronal networks and synaptic dysfunction in hiPSC models of schizophrenia:

hiPSC, electrophysiology

Current Master and Bachelor students

Monica Frega: Assistant professor

Neuronal networks in Kleefstra syndrome: Multi electrode array, hiPSC

Katrin Linda: PhD student in collaboration with Dr. Bert de Vries

Epigenetic plasticity during synaptic plasticity:

Molecular biology, epigenetics, hiPSCs, Koolen-de Vries syndrome

Britt Mossink: PhD student

Cell-type specific contribution to Kleefstra syndrome using hiPSC

MEAs, hiPSCs, Molecular biology, epigenetics,

Moritz Negwer: PhD student

Long-range connectivity in mouse models of autism, Kleefstra Syndrome

Mouse models, optogenetics

Anouk Verboven: PhD student in collaboration with dr. B. de Vries

Integrative cellular functional genomics and phenomics in patient-derived iNeurons for rapid drug identification in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Chantal Schoenmakers: Technician

MEAs, hiPSCs, cell culture

Eline van Hugte: PhD student.

Brain on-a-chip model for epilepsy

MEAs, hIPSCs, Molecular biology

Teun Klein Gunnewiek: PhD student.

human model of MELAS syndrome

hiPSCs, cell biology, electrophysiology, mitochondria

Elly Lewerissa: PhD student.

human model of Dravet  syndrome

hiPSCs, cell biology, genome editing

Jason Keller: PhD student.

human model of Dravet  syndrome, brain-on-a-chip model epilepsy

hiPSCs, cell biology, MEAs, pharmacology

Ilse van der Werf: visiting Postdoc

Naoki Kogo: visiting Postdoc