Current lab members

Tiffany Ernst (PhD candidate)  

Co-supervised by Dr. Aniko Korosi (University of Amsterdam) and Dr. Alexander Kotrschal (Wageningen University)

Hannah de Waele (PhD candidate)  

Co-supervised by Dr. Alexander Kotrschal (Wageningen University)

Myrthe Dekker (PhD candidate) 

Henri van Kruistum (PhD candidate)

Co-supervised by Dr. Hendrik-Jan Megens (Wageningen University)  


Former postdocs

Dr. Diego Safian CONICYT postdoc fellow (Comisión Nacional de Investigación Cientifíca y Tecnologíca, Chile)

Co-supervised by Prof. Geert Wiegertjes (Wageningen University)

Period: 1 January 2020 - 1 January 2022

Dr. Mike Fleuren WUR RESILIENCE postdoc fellow

Co-supervised by Dr. Leo Nagelkerke (Wageningen University)

Period: 1 January 2018 - 1 January 2019

Former PhD students

Dr. Laura Staal 

Co-supervised by Prof. Wertheim & Dr. Olivier (University of Groningen) and Prof. Plosch (University Medical Center Groningen) 

Date PhD degree: 22 October 2021

Title PhD thesis: The role of the placenta in transmitting disturbed serotonin levels from the maternal environment: A comparative study with live-bearing fish, rats and humans

Dr. Andres Hagmayer  

Date PhD degree: 26 February 2021

Title PhD thesis: Benefits and drawbacks of the placenta in live-bearing fish

Dr. Elsa Magnolia Quicazan Rubio 

Date PhD degree: 18 September 2019

Title PhD thesis: Swimming performance and morphology of pregnant fish

Dr. Mike Fleuren

Date PhD degree: 19 December 2017

Title PhD thesis: Reproductive adaptations to reduce locomotor costs in viviparous fish (Poeciliidae)