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Assistant Professor
Research: Regenerative medicine | Cardiac tissue engineering | Advanced in vitro models for CVD

Dr. van Mil obtained his PhD in cardiovascular research (2012) in the University Medical Center Utrecht on the role of non-coding RNAs in cardiac regenerative medicine and subsequently did a postdoctoral training in Sanford-Burnham, La Jolla, CA. Since 2016 he is working in the Circulatory Health Regenerative Medicine Laboratory in the Regenerative Medicine Center Utrecht, where he established an induced pluripotent stem cell facility for the generation of iPS-derived cardiac cells. His research team focuses on cardiac tissue engineering and the development of advanced human cardiovascular disease models using induced pluripotent stem cell technology and biomaterials.


Key publications:

van Mil A., Balk G.M*. & Neef K.*, et al. “Modelling inherited cardiac disease using human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes: progress, pitfalls, and potential.” Cardiovasc Res. 114.14 (2018):1828-1842. DOI:

Castilho M.* & van Mil A.*, Maher M et al. “Melt Electrowriting Allows Tailored Microstructural and Mechanical Design of Scaffolds to Advance Functional Human Myocardial Tissue Formation” Advanced Functional Materials 28.40 (2018): 1803151. DOI:

Kristen M.* & Ainsworth M.J.*, Chirico N.** & van der Ven C.F.T.**, et al. Fiber Scaffold Patterning for Mending Hearts: 3D Organization Bringing the Next Step. Adv Healthc Mater. 9.1 (2020): e1900775. DOI:

Wahlquist C., Jeong D., et al. Inhibition of miR-25 improves cardiac contractility in the failing heart. Nature. 508.7497 (2014): 531-535. DOI:

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