Idse Heemskerk

Idse Heemskerk

Assistant Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Assistant Professor, Physics
Affiliate, Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Affiliate, Biomedical Engineering
Research Focus: stem cells, mammalian development, signaling & patterning dynamics, morphogenesis, mathematical modeling, biological physics

3047 BSRB 
109 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2200


Areas of Interest

What are the mechanisms through which stem cells give rise to self-organized embryonic structures and organs? How is the information required to form these structures encoded in highly dynamic signals? What is the role of the physical forces and geometric constraints in reproducible tissue patterning and morphogenesis?


  • Rice University, Postdoctoral, 8/2018
  • Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, Postdoctoral, 8/2015
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D., 3/2012
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam, M.S., B.S., B.S.

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