Evelien Van Hoeymissen

Department of Development and Regeneration

KU Leuven

Evelien Van Hoeymissen
PhD candidate

Evelien Van Hoeymissen is a PhD candidate the in the department of Development and Regeneration of the KU Leuven.

Evelien completed her completed her master's degree in Biomedical Sciences (KU Leuven) in 2019. For her master thesis (2018-2019), Evelien joined the Yaksi lab (Kavli Institute, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway), where she focused on the role of glia cells in epilepsy using a zebrafish model. There, she developed a keen focus on electrophysiological techniques such as patch clamp and calcium imaging.

In 2019, Evelien started her PhD in the Lab of Ion Channel Research (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain and Disease Research), under the guidance of Professor Joris Vriens and Professor Thomas Voets. For her project, Evelien studies with the aid of a mouse model and human embryonic stem cells the role of Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 3 (TRPM3) in the peripheral and central nervous system, mainly using patch clamp and calcium imaging techniques.