Lab Members

If you are interested in joining our lab for a MSc project or traineeship, please contact us.  

Lab members:

  • Erno Hermans (Principal Investigator)
  • Florian Krause (Postdoc): Florian works on real-time fMRI neurofeedback.
  • Eliana Vassena (Assistant Professor at BSI): Eliana works on motivation, effort and decision-making.
  • Judith van Leeuwen (Postdoc): Judith works on the DynaMORE project.
  • Lisa Wirz (Postdoc): Lisa works on stress hormones and cognitive function.
  • Savi Huan Wang (PhD student, collaboration with Benno Roozendaal / Robbert-Jan Verkes): Savi works on the endocannabinoid system and stress.
  • Martin Krentz (PhD student): Martin investigates the role of neuromodulatory systems in the acute stress response.
  • Rayyan Tutunji (PhD student): Rayyan studies stress reactivity in real life.
  • Maxime Houtekamer (PhD student): Maxime works on memory modification.
  • Sophie Bögemann (PhD student): Sophie works on the DynaMORE project.
  • Laura de Nooij (PhD student, collaboration with Benno Roozendaal, Robbert-Jan Verkes, and Gert-Jan Hendriks): Laura works on glucocorticoid function and extinction learning in PTSD.
  • Mariana Dos Santos Ribeiro Pais (PhD student, collaboration with Benno Roozendaal, Robbert-Jan Verkes, and Gert-Jan Hendriks): Mariana works on glucocorticoid function and extinction learning in rodents in the Roozendaal lab.
  • Femke Lammertink (PhD student, collaboration with Christiaan Vinkers and Manon Benders)
  • Nikos Kogias (PhD student): Nikos investigates the neural underpinnings of mindfulness-based stress reduction.
  • Tim Vriens (RA): Tim works on stress and motivation.
  • Frédérique Maas (RA): Frédérique works with Savi on early-life stress.
  • Colin Schoenaker (MSc student): Colin works with Savi on early-life stress.
  • Alessio Proposito (Trainee): Alessio works with Lisa on stress & memory.
  • Yana Schwarze (MSc student): Yana works with Sophie on the DynaMORE project.
  • Anne Bloemers (MSc student): Anne works with Rayyan on stress and burnout.
  • Lana Miedema (MSc student): Lana works with Laura on glucocorticoids and PTSD.
  • Maud Schepers (MSc student): Maud works with Florian on real-time fMRI neurofeedback.
  • Ilse Dijkman (MSc student): Ilse works with Nikos on mindfulness.
  • Jelle Asbreuk (MSc student): Jelle works with Judith and Sophie on the DynaMORE project.
  • Jeroen de Bruin (BSc student): Jeroen works with Rayyan on burnout.
  • Ayam Grinthal (PhD student, external collaboration with Tel Aviv University): Ayam works on stress and cognitive load.
  • Paula Salamone (PhD student, external collaboration with INCyT, Buenos Aires): Paula works on interoception and emotional memory.


  • Deborah Peeters: Deborah received her PhD in 2020 for her thesis on neurocognitive mechanisms of reactive aggression.
  • Maria Lojowska: Maria successfully defended her thesis on freezing and perception in March 2019, after which she started a postdoc at Leiden University.
  • Linda de Voogd: Linda successfully defended her thesis on consolidation of emotional memory in 2017. She is now a postdoctoral fellow at Donders Institute, working with Karin Roelofs.
  • Peter Bos: Peter received his PhD in 2013 for a project on neuroendocrinology of social behavior and is now an associate professor at Leiden University.
  • Marlieke van Kesteren: Marlieke’s work addresses the question how prior knowledge (“schema”) affects memory formation and consolidation. She successfully defended her thesis “Schemas in the brain: Influences of prior knowledge on learning, memory, and education” on March 21, 2013. She received a personal fellowship (Rubicon) for a Postdoc at Stanford.
  • Shaozheng Qin: successfully defended his thesis entitled “Adaptive memory: Imaging medial temporal and prefrontal memory systems” on November 11, 2010. Shaozheng is currently a professor Beijing Normal University.
  • Lindsey Ossewaarde: successfully defended her thesis entitled “The mood cycle: hormonal influences on the female brain” on April 14, 2011.
  • Hein van Marle: successfully defended his thesis entitled “The amygdala on alert: A neuroimaging investigation into amygdala function during acute stress and its aftermath” on September 19, 2011. Hein received a VENI fellowship for his current research at the psychiatry department at the AMC in Amsterdam.
  • Past (visiting) postdocs, (visiting) PhD, MSc students, BSc students, and RAs: Sofie Knipping (2020), Lieke van Dongen (2020), Dionne Lenferink (2020), Melvin Zoetman (2020), Aniek Bergervoet (2020), Rowenna Bijl (2020), Lucas Geelen (2020), Zala Reppmann (2020), Xu Gong (2019), Emmanuella Foinikianaki (2019), Margo Willems (2019), Jette de Vos (2019), Hariharan Murali Mahadevan (2019), Bob Kapteijns (2018), Milette Dufour (2018), Lisa van der Wal (2018), Ilse van Eck (2018), Ilaria Corti (2017), Laura Kress (2017), Yannick Murray (2017), Lotte Hilberdink (2016), Hanjian Xu (2016), Anouk van der Heide (2016), Christina Young (2015), Ramona Barte (2015), Jonathan Kanen (2014, 2011), Yannick Murray (2014), Silvy Collin (2013), Vincent Schoots (2009), Krissie Derckx (2009), Thijs van de Laar (2008), Marlieke van Kesteren (2008), Marloes Henckens (2007), Nynke Gecks (2006), Wanda Kok (2004), Guido van Wingen (2003).



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