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Research interests

Why do some lose control over drug use, while others do not? I am intrigued by the fine line between addiction risk and resilience. To this end, I study the processes underlying trajectories of drug use. In 2021 I founded the Neuroscience of Addiction Lab at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, after transitioning from the University of Amsterdam. I use an interdisciplinary approach to learn how the environment shapes drug users. As such, my team studies neurobiology in rodents and men, but also the role of social dynamics and culture. Moreover, I develop theory and methods, invest in team science and use an impact agenda in my science and teaching. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, A joint approach: brain structure & function in heavy cannabis users & their relationship with future use (Cum Laude), Amsterdam UMC

15 Feb 200830 Nov 2012

Award Date: 30 Nov 2012

Master, Cognitive Science (Cum Laude), Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Amsterdam

1 Sept 200530 Jun 2007

Award Date: 30 Jun 2007

Bachelor, Biomedical Sciences (Cum Laude), University of Amsterdam

1 Sept 200230 Jun 2005

Award Date: 30 Jun 2005


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