After completing her degree in Veterinary biotechnology, she is now pursuing her PhD. She worked on the characterization of the intestinal stem cell niche in pig between birth and weaning. She has experience in histology and immunohistochemistry. She worked at the Maximillian Universität in Munich where she learned stereological methods and their application to the gastrointestinal apparatus. She also worked at the University of Ghent where she learned the basic principles of photo-crosslinkable gelatin and 3D printing.

Nicole will characterise the intestinal epithelial cells both in vivo and in vitro.