Marissa Wisman

Research Technician


Research technician, Department of Pathology and Medical Biology, University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), The Netherlands, 2017 –

BSc, Hanze University of Applied Sciences , Groningen, 2017



Worked on different projects for all PI’s within the EXPIRE group including the ARMS project – ALI/organoid cultures, studying the wound healing response of fibroblasts in vitro and the role of mitochondria dysfunction in COPD.

Currently working on disrupted crosstalk between alveolar epithelial cells and the mesenchymal cell population in IPF, using an organoid model. Furthermore establishing primary lung cells (Bronchial epithelial cells/Fibroblasts/Lung mesenchymal stem cells) from donor lung tissue to establish a biobank for future research.


Wisman, M, Nizamoglu, M, Noordhoek, JA, Timens, W, Burgess, JK, Heijink, IH et al.. Dysregulated cross-talk between alveolar epithelial cells and stromal cells in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis reduces epithelial regenerative capacity. Front Med (Lausanne). 2023;10 :1182368. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2023.1182368. PubMed PMID:37621459 PubMed Central PMC10446880.

Faiz, A, Pavlidis, S, Kuo, CH, Rowe, A, Hiemstra, PS, Timens, W et al.. Th2 high and mast cell gene signatures are associated with corticosteroid sensitivity in COPD. Thorax. 2023;78 (4):335-343. doi: 10.1136/thorax-2021-217736. PubMed PMID:36598042 PubMed Central PMC10086461.

Kruk, DMLW, Wisman, M, Noordhoek, JA, Nizamoglu, M, Jonker, MR, de Bruin, HG et al.. Paracrine Regulation of Alveolar Epithelial Damage and Repair Responses by Human Lung-Resident Mesenchymal Stromal Cells. Cells. 2021;10 (11):. doi: 10.3390/cells10112860. PubMed PMID:34831082 PubMed Central PMC8616441.

Kruk, DMLW, Wisman, M, Bruin, HG, Lodewijk, ME, Hof, DJ, Borghuis, T et al.. Abnormalities in reparative function of lung-derived mesenchymal stromal cells in emphysema. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2021;320 (5):L832-L844. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00147.2020. PubMed PMID:33656381 .

Boudewijn, IM, Lan, A, Faiz, A, Cox, CA, Brouwer, S, Schokker, S et al.. Nasal gene expression changes with inhaled corticosteroid treatment in asthma. Allergy. 2020;75 (1):191-194. doi: 10.1111/all.13952. PubMed PMID:31230369 .

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