Research/Areas of Interest:
3-D tissue engineering, neurodegenerative and psychiatric disease research, functional genomics, systems biology and stem cell biology, therapeutic drug discovery
Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical Engineering, VU University, Netherlands, 2005
Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering, Leiden University, Netherlands, 1996
Thomas Nieland's research focuses on developing novel tissue engineering approaches to elucidate the molecular pathways and cellular and neural circuit defects that cause psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders.
He has published over 25 manuscripts in journals including Cell, Science, and Nature, and received grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and other organizations.