Diana van Heemst PhD

Diana van Heemst is one day a week involved at Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing as coordinator of the Master's module Mechanisms of ageing. Diana is examining the possibilities to connect this module with the Biomedical Sciences, Medicine and Biology education at Leiden University.
The remainder of the week Diana is associate professor at the department of Geriatric Medicine at Leiden University Medical Centre. Her research focuses on unraveling the mechanisms of healthy ageing, particularly the importance of maintaining a stable internal environment (homeostasis).
Diana studied Biology at Wageningen University, where she completed her PhD in 2000.