Graduation

October 25, 2021 / Graduation, News

Marieke G. Verhagen defended her PhD thesis 🚀👏

PhD thesis of Marieke G. Verhagen

On 14th of October, Marieke G. Verhagen defended her PhD thesis titled ‘The multifunctional role of Semaphorin6A during brain development and disease. Moving forward with reverse signaling’, UMC Utrecht Brain Center Universiteit Utrecht.

“I am happy and grateful for this experience! In the past 5 years I studied early brain development and the role of axon guidance molecule Semaphorin6A. Without a doubt we have moved forward characterizing the complex functions of this molecule.”

Post defence image of Marieke G. Verhagen and Jeroen Pasterkamp
Marieke G. Verhagen and Jeroen Pasterkamp

She has recently started her new job as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Lynette Lim VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research.

“Many thanks to my promotor Jeroen Pasterkamp, co-promotor Geert Ramakers, committee members Joost VerhaagenFreek Hoebeek, Erik Storkebaum, J. Peter H. BurbachManon Benders, and Roger Adan. Paranimfs Suzanne Lemstra, PhD and Anna Aster De Ruiter. “

Photography by Maarten de Kok.

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