Linda Volkers is specialized in molecular biology and cellular electrophysiology, in particular the whole-cell patch clamp technique.
She received her MSc in Biomedical Sciences at the Free University Amsterdam and obtained her PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of Utrecht. For her thesis, she examined the functional consequences of potassium and sodium voltage-gated ion channel mutations using molecular and electrophysiological (whole-cell) techniques. She further specialized herself at the Center for Research in Neurobiology and Neurophysiology of Marseille, France. There she investigated the role of mechanically activating ion channels and their putative function in the mouse gastro-intestinal tract.
She joined the Laboratory of Experimental Cardiology in the summer of 2016 to study the cellular electrophysiological aspects of atrial and ventricular arrhythmia initiation and termination using optogenetic approaches. These studies are financially supported by ZonMW.