- PhD Fellow
Amber obtained her BSc in Biomedical Sciences and MSc in Neurosciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In 2018, she started her PhD trajectory at the Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam in the team of Tessa Roseboom. In addition, she is appointed as a junior lecturer at the department of Epidemiology and Data Science in the Amsterdam UMC.
Her research focuses on prenatal determinants of brain aging. She studies cognitive and brain aging in the Dutch famine birth cohort (www.hongerwinter.nl), working with longitudinal data of both structural and functional MRI brain scans of individuals who were exposed to the Dutch famine in utero. Thereby, she aims to unravel how exposures during early brain development may impact late-life brain health and brain aging.