Marja ter Meer studied Technical Medicine at the University of Twente with a specialization in Reconstructive Medicine. After obtaining her Master’s degree in 2012 she started her PhD project at the department of Radiology, working in the research laboratory of the Department of Surgery. The project on enhancing vascular repair after vascular interventions by application of endothelial cells, is supervised by Prof. Dr. L.J. Schultze Kool, Prof. Dr. L.P. van den Heuvel, Dr. Y.L. Hoogeveen, Dr. J.A. van der Vliet and Dr. W.F. Daamen.