Danny van Nuijs

Danny van Nuijs
Research assistant
Helping around in the lab with data analysis and other lab work.
Genotyping, data analysis, microscopy

Carlos Flores Clara

Carlos Flores Clara
PhD student
I am a curious and hard-working individual with the ambition of finding novel aspects related to brain development, and what threats to that development can we fully understand and tackle. My best ideas are usually had while listening to music!
Imaging (Fixed and live-cell), Data Analysis, Brain organotypic slices, Brain clarification

Recent Papers

Gomes da Silva lab

  1. Lepiemme F, Stoufflet J, Javier-Torrent M, Mazzucchelli G, Silva CG, Nguyen L. Oligodendrocyte precursors guide interneuron migration by unidirectional contact repulsion. Science. 2022 May 20;376(6595):eabn6204. doi: 10.1126/science.abn6204. Epub 2022 May 20. PMID: 35587969
  2. Gomez-Castro F, Zappettini S, Pressey JC, Silva CG, Russeau M, Gervasi N, Figueiredo M, Montmasson C, Renner M, Canas PM, Gonçalves FQ, Alçada-Morais S, Szabó E, Rodrigues RJ, Agostinho P, Tomé AR, Caillol G, Thoumine O, Nicol X, Leterrier C, Lujan R, Tyagarajan SK, Cunha RA, Esclapez M, Bernard C, Lévi S. Convergence of adenosine and GABA signaling for synapse stabilization during development. Science. 2021 Nov 5;374(6568):eabk2055. doi: 10.1126/science.abk2055. Epub 2022 May 20. PMID: 34735259
  3. Lepiemme F, Silva CG, Nguyen L. Time lapse recording of cortical interneuron migration in mouse organotypic brain slices and explants. STAR Protoc. 2021 Apr 16;2(2):100467. doi: 0.1016/j.xpro.2021.100467. Epub 2022 May 20. PMID: 33982012. PMCID: PMC8082162
  4. Silva CG, Peyre E, Nguyen L. Cell migration promotes dynamic cellular interactions to control cerebral cortex morphogenesis. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2019 Jun;20(6):318-329. doi: 10.1038/s41583-019-0148-y. Epub 2022 May 20. PMID: 30874623
  5. Silva CG, Peyre E, Adhikari MH, Tielens S, Tanco S, Van Damme P, Magno L, Krusy N, Agirman G, Magiera MM, Kessaris N, Malgrange B, Andrieux A, Janke C, Nguyen L. Cell-Intrinsic Control of Interneuron Migration Drives Cortical Morphogenesis. Cell. 2018 Feb 22;172(5):1063-1078.e19. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.01.031. Epub 2022 May 20. PMID: 29474907. PMCID: PMC5847171


Group Leader: Carla Gomes da Silva
Position: Assistant Professor
Email: C.S.GomesdaSilva@umcutrecht.nl
Phone: (+31) (0) 887568429
Secretariat: (+31) (0) 887568810

Address: Department of Translational Neuroscience, UMC Brain Center, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelbergslaan 100, 3584 CG Utrecht, The Netherlands

Job Openings

I review spontaneous applications from motivated and passionate individuals aiming at performing a Master, PhD or Postdoc in my lab.


Fanny Lepiemme, PhD student (ULiège)
Romain LeBail, PhD student (Uliège)
Loubna Mouziane, Master student
Troy Kapitein, Master student (literature review)
Emma Moulder, Bachelor student
Athina Patra, Master student, Leiden University (literature review)
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