Yana Van Droogenbroeck

CRIG member
Yana Van Droogenbroeck

Lab technician – Taghon lab (department Immunology, UGent)
Principal investigator: prof. Tom Taghon (PhD)


Research focus

The Taghon Lab focuses on (early) human T cell development and the importance of Notch signaling guiding this process. For this, we study the various aspects defining T cell differentiation by unravelling both genetic and epigenetic features directing transcriptional regulation. In this way, we aim to elucidate the mechanisms that are often perturbed in T-cell related malignancies such as T cell leukemia and primary immune deficiencies.
As a lab technician, I support PhD students and Post-doctoral researchers with practical guidance and expertise in several research areas within our research group. 


I obtained my bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical and biological laboratory technology in 2021. Following a great and educational internship I started working in the Taghon lab in December 2022.

Contact & links

  • Lab address: Taghon Lab, Medical Research Building 2 (MRB2) (entrance 38), Campus UZ Gent, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Ghent, Belgium 
  • Taghon lab 
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  • Yana Van Droogenbroeck is interested to receive invitations for presentations or talks