Vera Goossens

PhD Candidate
Utrecht University


Vera is a PhD candidate at Utrecht University and is part of WP4. She is interested in the neurobiological mechanisms underlying individual development during adolescence. Research on biological development will be combined with research on behavioral development, aiming to identify interindividual differences in brain development that are associated with self-regulation and societal outcomes. The influences of genetic and environmental factors on this development will be studied as well. With this project we contribute to the overall aim of GUTS, to understand how young people grow up in a complex society.

Her (co)promotors are Hilleke Hulshoff Pol and Jalmar Teeuw.

Photo: Alexander Santos Lima