Sara Wellens

Sara Wellens

Wellens Sara (Doctorante)

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Sara Wellens studied Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium). She completed her master ‘Biomedical basic and translational research’ in 2017 with a master thesis project named ‘iPSC as model for neurodegenerative disorders’ at the company UCB Pharma (Braine, Belgium).

In September 2017, Sara started her PhD at the LBHE under directions of associate professor Dr. Maxime CULOT.  The PhD is a part of the European Training Network ‘in3’. Her project consists of developing and optimising a blood-brain barrier (BBB) model originating form hiPSC (human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells). This model will be challenged with different compounds to investigate toxicological effects.