Assistant Academic Staff – Department of Morphology – UGent, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Principal investigator: prof. Ward De Spiegelaere (PhD)
My research focuses on the effect of macrophages on angiogenesis, more specifically on the role of the angiopoietin-TIE pathway in macrophages. The main model I use for this purpose is the ex ovo chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model. This in vivo model is also widely used to research tumor metastasis and angiogenesis.
I graduated as a veterinarian in 2013 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. After working as a veterinary practitioner for 2 years, I started working as an academic assistant and PhD student at the Department of Morphology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The educational aspect of my job focuses on the practical teaching of embryology, anatomy and histology, while my research is focused on the effect of macrophages on angiogenesis.
Contact & links
- Lab Address: Department of Morphology, Salisburylaan 133, D5 ingang 78, 9820 Merelbeke
- Angiogenesis lab