Isa Porsul obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Twente after completing her thesis on the application of CRISPR/Cas9 technology for monitoring real-time chondrocyte differentiation in vitro. In 2023 she obtained her master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering with a specialization in Bioengineering Technologies. During her master’s program, she spent 6 months at the Shin Laboratory, affiliated to Harvard Medical School and Brigham’s and Women’s Hospital, in Boston (US), where she worked on the application of nutrients to ensure long term cell viability within three-dimensional tissue constructs. For her master thesis she worked on the long-term encapsulation of nutrients within microgels to support cell survival under oxygen- and nutrient-deprived culture conditions.
In September 2023, she started as a PhD candidate within the Developmental BioEngineering research group under the supervision of prof. J.C.H. Leijten where she is working on the development of multi-layered cardioids.