About Esther Aarts

1999-2002    Bachelor medical Biology              Radboud University
2002-2004    Master Neurobiology                      Radboud University
2004-2008    PhD student                                       Radboud University, Donders
2008-2010    Post-doc                                              RUMC (psychiatry) + Donders
2010-2012    Niels Stensen Fellow                        UC Berkeley
2012-2017    NWO-Veni + AXA fellow                  Radboud University, Donders
2017 –            associate PI                                        Radboud University, Donders
2017 –            coordinator Food & Cognition       Radboud University

I am happy to collaborate with the following researchers:

  • Motivational and Cognitive Control: Prof. Roshan Cools
  • Narcolepsy: Dr. Ruth van Holst (AMC Amsterdam + Donders) and Dr. Sebastiaan Overeem (Sleep centre Kempenhaeghe)
  • Gut microbiome: Dr. Alejandro Arias Vasquez (Radboudumc, dpts psychiatry, genetics and cognitive neuroscience) and Dr. Sacha van Hijum (bacterial genomics)
  • Nutrition: Prof. Kees de Graaf, Dr. Paul Smeets, Dr. Ondine van de Rest, Dr. Jeanne de Vries, Dr. Monica Mars (Dept. Human Nutrition, Wageningen University)
  • Rodents: Dr. Amanda Kiliaan (Radboudumc, dpt Anatomy) and Dr. Judith Homberg (Radboudumc, dpt cognitive neuroscience)
  • Mindfulness: Prof. Anne Speckens (Centre for Mindfulness, RadboudUMC)
  • Stress-related eating behavior: Prof. Tatjana van Strien (Behavioral Science Institute, Radboud University) and Prof. Karin Roelofs (Behavioral Science Institute + Donders)
  • UC Berkeley 2010-2012: Prof. Mark D’Esposito, Dr. Deanna Wallace, Dr. Jorg Bahlmann, Dr. Rob White, Dr. Caterina Gratton, Jason Vytlacil (Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley)