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Conducting clinical studies on the effects of nutritional interventions on metabolic processes and  neuropsychological functions in older subjects and patients with chronic conditions or diseases such neurocognitive impairment, multiple sclerosis, COPD, obesity, and cancer.


Current Experience

  • research assistant professor
    Since December 2013

Past Experience

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    November 2012 --- December 2013

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    January 2010 --- January 2011

  • Clinical Data Manager (DM)
    January 2006 --- January 2008

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    January 2004 --- January 2006


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailCreative thinkingIndependenceInnovative thinkingProblem solvingResult OrientedResponsibilityFlexibilityCoordination


Self Assessment :
Animal models Phase I R&DBiomarkersClinical Data Management (CDM)Clinical researchClinical Study DesignCoachingGood Clinical Practice (GCP)grant writing and designGraphPad PrismIn VivoInterpret clinical trial resultsLife SciencesMetabolismMicrosoft OfficeNeuroscienceNutritionPre-clinical researchProject ManagementPsychiatryR&DSPSS
LinkedIn Assessment :
Clinical researchTranslational ResearchCognitionNeuroscienceClinical DevelopmentCancerResearchLifesciencesscienceNutritionClinical trialsStatisticsSPSSPsychologyData AnalysisLife Sciences

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Control data Create SOPs Design case record forms Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Monitor a clinical study Search literature on clinical trials Write protocols Write papersAlzheimerWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team Verify dataTranslate clinical research concepts into specific objectivesTeach university studentsSupervise PhD studentsStatistical analysisSet up a clinical studyResearch at universitiesRetrieve study documentsproject managementPresent clinical resultsPlanning clinical studiesPlan work to meet objectives and deadlinesManuscript preparation and reviewmanaging a small teamManage research projectsManage multiple projectsInterpret scientific dataInitiate clinical trials Informed consent processExecute scientific projectsDevelop study timelinesDesign studyCoordinate projects


  • PhD in Neuropsychology from Maastricht University in 2004
  • Master of Science (MSc) in (Neuro)psychology from Universiteit Maastricht in 2000

Training and Certification

  • PhD in 2004 Certification
  • Master Neuropsychology in 2000 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Area / Region

College Station, TX, United States


Driving License
  • Yes