Tim Eijgenraam acquired his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Groningen. In his final year, Tim joined the department of Experimental Cardiology of the UMCG for a research internship. After receiving his Master’s degree, Tim continued his research on hereditary cardiomyopathies as a PhD candidate under the supervision of prof. dr. Rudolf de Boer and dr. Herman Silljé.
Tim is researching a specific type of cardiomyopathy caused by the p.Arg14del (R14del) mutation in the phospholamban (PLN) gene. Since it is unclear how this mutation causes cardiomyopathy, this research aims to provide insights into risk factors and potential therapeutic strategies.
Investigating and treating phospholamban cardiomyopathy