Chantal obtained her master’s degree in Molecular Medicine from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, in 2016. After obtaining her master’s degree, she started her PhD on articular cartilage regeneration using mesenchymal progenitor cells under the supervision of Prof. Gerjo van Osch and dr. Roberto Narcisi from the Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine department at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. The results that were produced during her PhD were presented at several national and international conferences, including the eCM, NOV and NVMB.
From 2021-2022, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the group of Prof. Véronique Lefebvre at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA. During this time, she studied growth plate biology.
In 2022, Chantal joined the Regenerative Orthopedics groups as a post-doctoral researcher on the NWO Vici project “NC-CHOICE’’ which aims to develop an RNA-based cell-free therapy for intervertebral disc regeneration. Her main role in this project is to decode the pivotal regenerative signaling biomolecules from notochordal cells.
Current PhD supervision
- Daniele Corraini