Picture taken at the NEO facility

Sigrid Wahlen

Postdoctoral studies

Research description

In 2022, I started my postdoctoral research at the Center of Haematology and Regenerative Medicine (HERM). My main research interests include the transcriptional regulation of human NK cell development, function and tissue homing as well as the role of vitamin A and D in these intricate processes.


I received my BSc degree of Biomedical Medicine from Maastricht University, the Netherlands (2012). Thereafter, I completed my MSc on the subject of ‘Infection and Immunity’ at Utrecht University, the Netherlands (2014). During my doctorate at the University of Ghent, Belgium, I studied the transcriptional regulation of human NK cell biology and proved the importance of ETS1 and RUNX2.