Lisanne Houben

Position: PhD Student
Department of Human Biology & Movement Sciences
Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences
Maastricht University
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht, the Netherlands

Telephone: +31 43 3881394
Fax:           +31 43 3670286
Mobile:       -

Key words: exercise, nutrition, protein, muscle metabolism

Hobbies: running, cycling

Lisanne Houben


2009–2012 Bachelor of Science, Medicine (cum laude), Maastricht University
Top 3% Award 2009-2010
2012-2015 Master of Science, Medicine, Maastricht University
Senior and Research Internship: Sports Medicine, SportMáx
Máxima Medisch Centrum, Veldhoven
2015-2016 Medical Doctor, Spinal Cord Injury Department, Rehabilitation Medicine
Adelante Zorggroep, Hoensbroek
2016-2017 Medical Doctor, Intensive Care Unit
Zuyderland Medisch Centrum, Heerlen
2017-present PhD Student, Department of Human Biology & Human Movement
Sciences, Maastricht University
Promotor: prof. dr. L.J.C. van Loon

Career description

After finishing secondary school (cum laude), Lisanne Houben started studying Medicine at Maastricht University in 2009. During her study she already had a special interest for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine and attended internships in both fields. After obtaining her Medical Degree in 2015 she worked as a medical doctor on the Spinal Cord Injury Department of a rehabilitation centre and afterwards on an Intensive Care Unit to broaden her clinical experience.

In March 2017 she started as a PhD student in the M3-Research Unit. Here she focuses on the effects of exercise and nutrition to counteract the adverse effects of hormonal therapy on body composition in oncology patients.