Orlova group – Pluripotent stem cells for vascular differentiation and disease modeling

Blood vessels are essential for proper functioning of tissues and organs in our body, and vascular dysfunction is associated with many cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. Insight into the interactions between vascular cells and the local microenvironment are therefore key to understanding many different diseases.

Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) derived from patients with genetic vascular disorders can form blood vessel cells and provide human models for disease that can be used to find new therapeutics and strategies for disease prevention.

Read more at https://www.orlovalab.com.

Our team

  • Dr. Valeria Orlova (Group Leader)
  • Francijna (Lisa) van den Hil (Research technician)
  • Dr. Amy Cochrane (Postdoc)
  • Dr. Marc Vila Cuenca (Postdoc)
  • Mees de Graaf (PhD student)
  • Dennis Nahon (PhD student)
  • Dhanesh Kasi (PhD student)
  • Merve Bulut (PhD student)
  • Ulgu Arslan (PhD student)