Floor van den Dolder
Floor van den Dolder is a PhD candidate at the Department of Physiology at the Amsterdam UMC location, under the supervision of Prof. Jolanda van der Velden and Dr. Diederik Kuster. Her research is positioned under the Dutch Cardioascular Alliance (DCVA) within the Double Dose consortium.
After obtaining her master’s degree (Biology of Disease, Utrecht University), Floor worked as a technician for a year at the UMC Utrecht generating patient specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and iPSC derived cardiomyocytes. Together with her Master internships at the Pathology department UMC Utrecht, Cardiothoracic Surgery/ Experimental Cardiology UMC Utrecht, Center for Minimal Invasive Therapeutics (C-MIT) within the California NanoSystems Institute UCLA, and the Genetics UMC Utrecht, she developed her interest into generating reliable advanced human in vitro models (2D culture, hydrogels, engineered heart tissue, and microfluidic systems) to study the genetic heart diseases. Linking clinical data, patients’ samples, in vitro and in vivo models, she aims to be able to unravel the clinical heterogeneity between individuals within specific genetic cardiomyopathies and thereby translating the results back to the clinic.