Rob Driessen is a postdoctoral researcher in the Soft Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology group of professor Carlijn Bouten. His current work focuses on the mechanical characterization of biological tissues and materials, ranging from tissue (engineering) cultures to explant materials. Next to his postdoc position, Rob started Mechanobiology Services Eindhoven (MS/e). This is a contract research platform of the Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM) cluster of the department of Biomedical Engineering. At MS/e, Rob performs contract research for industrial and academic partners, valorizing the equipment and tools used and developed by the REM cluster.
Rob Driessen (1990) obtained his MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2015. During his master he performed his externship in the laboratory of professor Elena Aikawa at Birgham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. After graduating Rob started his PhD project in the STEM group with professor Carlijn Bouten and professor Cecilia Sahlgren. Part of his PhD work was performed at the Karolinska Institute with dr. Emma Andersson. He successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Fluid shear stress in endotheliali Notch signaling " on February 11th, 2020.
Radiation Induces Valvular Interstitial Cell Calcific Response in an in vitro Model of Calcific Aortic Valve DiseaseFrontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine (2021)
Computational characterization of the dish-in-a-dish, a high yield culture platform for endothelial shear stress studies on the orbital shakerMicromachines (2020)
Fluid shear stress in endothelial Notch signaling(2020)
Vimentin regulates Notch signaling strength and arterial remodeling in response to hemodynamic stressScientific Reports (2019)
Shear stress induces expression, intracellular reorganization and enhanced Notch activation potential of Jagged1Integrative Biology (2018)
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