“STRUCTURE DETERMINES FUNCTION”
“NEURAL CONNECTIONS AND REPAIR”
My research contributes the field of head and neck pathology and tissue regeneration. We use neural crest derived cells, 3D printed implants, hybrid organoids and scaffolds. I was member of the research team that developed and implanted the world first 3D printed custom made titanium implant. I contributed to 194 A1 publications and guided over 22 PhD students as a (co)promotor. In 2020, I was granted the “Distinguished Scientist Award on Pulp Biology and Regeneration” from the International Association for Dental Research, Alexandria, USA.