Shuang Zhang

  • PhD student, Erasmus Medical Centre, the Netherlands
  • WP4: The the molecular mechanism responsible for excessive bone lengthening in Marfan mice.
  • Secondment to ISMMS, January-April 2019

Shuang is a PhD student in the laboratory headed by Bram C.J. van der Eerden at Erasmus Medical Centre, the Netherlands. She is experienced in fracture healing studies in vitro. In addition, she is studying potential compounds that are inhibitory to human MSC-derived adipocytes. Currently, she is setting up a microfluidic cell culture model to investigate the crosstalk between angiogenesis and osteogenesis.

In RUBICON Shuang will visit the laboratory headed by Professor Francesco Ramirez at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) in New York, USA, to study the mechanism of long bone overgrowth in Marfan syndrome.