K.R. (Karen) Gaar-Humphreys MSc

K.R. (Karen) Gaar-Humphreys MSc

Assistant Professor
K.R. (Karen) Gaar-Humphreys MSc
  • Department of Cardiology



I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Cardiology, UMC Utrecht under the supervision of Prof. Folkert Asselbergs, Dr. Magdalena Harakalova, and Dr. Frank van Steenbeek. I received my bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University and my master's degree in the Biology of Disease from Utrecht University. During this program, I focused on the study of disease mechanisms and learned to conduct cardiovascular disease-related translational research. My master's internship was focused on the high-throughput quantification of lipid droplets in hiPSC-cardiomyocytes. In continuance with the study of disease mechanisms, I am currently working as part of the CONTRACT grant on the chronological, pathophysiological effects of genetic cardiomyopathies.

Research Output (1)

Genetic Basis of Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs and Its Potential as a Bidirectional Model

Gaar-Humphreys Karen R, Spanjersberg Talitha C F, Santarelli Giorgia, Grinwis Guy C M, Szatmári Viktor, Roelen Bernard A J, Vink Aryan, van Tintelen J Peter, Asselbergs Folkert W, Fieten Hille, Harakalova Magdalena, van Steenbeek Frank G 1 Jul 2022, In: Animals : an open access journal from MDPI. 12 , p. 1-18

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