Lisa Huis in 't Veld

Lisa Huis in 't Veld
The skills that I developed during MMD still help me in my professional career today.
Lisa Huis in 't Veld
Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (research)
Study end date
Previous education
Bachelor Biomedical Sciences (Radboud University)

Lisa Huis in 't Veld was a Master's student in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease at Radboud University.

Where do you work now and what does your job entail?

I am currently working as a scientist at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany). In the meantime, I am finishing my PhD project, which I did at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen (the Netherlands). As an academic scientist, every day looks different, and my tasks include project management, performing experiments, supervision, teaching, data analysis, presenting my data in meetings, going to conferences, and writing.

Why did you choose to work in this field?

Academic research allows me to follow my curiosity about molecular mechanisms. After 6 years in research, I still love it! 

What did you learn during your studies that you now use in your work?

MMD perfectly prepared me for starting a PhD project and being a scientist. I gained plenty of lab experience during two extensive internships, working in an international environment, presentation skills, academic, critical thinking and more. The skills that I developed during MMD still help me in my professional career today. 

How did you experience this programme at Radboud University? In your opinion, what made this programme special?

The quality of the MMD programme, the teachers and the opportunities were great. MMD even helped me to arrange two internships abroad in Barcelona and Berlin. One of the great things about MMD is being part of an international group of highly ambitious, smart and lovely people. 

What advice do you have for students choosing a Master's programme?

If you are ambitious, looking for an extra challenge and are considering doing a PhD afterwards, you should definitely consider applying to MMD.