Idse Heemskerk

Idse Heemskerk, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Training and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Operation Opportunity
Research Interests
stem cells, development, quantitative and systems biology

I strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and be their true self.

Our goal is to understand how human pluripotent stem cells generate and interpret the chemical and physical signals that allow them to self-organize into spatial structures consisting of multiple cell types in vitro, and, by extension to the embryo, in vivo. By combining quantitative live-cell measurements and engineering tools such as micropatterning with predictive mathematical models we can answer currently intractable questions in developmental and stem cell biology.