Pip van Lier was born on August 22nd 1994 in Maastricht, The Netherlands. In 2013, she started her Bachelor Biometrics at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences at Heerlen with a two-year clinical specialisation in cardiology. She passionately performed her two-year clinical internship at the Zuyderland hospital Sittard/Geleen with special focus on determination of systolic left ventricular function using a Philips a2DQ measurement method. After graduating her first bachelor with distinction (cum laude) in 2017, she enrolled in the Bachelor Biomedical Sciences at Maastricht University. She decided to pursue her interest in cardiology with focus on metabolism and inflammation. During her junior internship of her second Bachelor she focused on the impact of inflammatory and metabolic cues on cardiac fibroblast phenotype in cardiac fibrosis at the Department of Cardiovascular Research Institute at Maastricht University, under supervisor of Prof. Marc van Bilsen. After graduating her second Bachelor in 2020, she enrolled in the Master Biomedical Sciences with a specialisation in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism. She performed her senior internship at the Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences at Maastricht University under supervisor of Prof. Patrick Schrauwen. During her senior internship, she focused on the differences between a high fructose diet and high saturated fatty acid diet on hepatic saturated fatty acid fraction in overweight/obese humans. She graduated from this master in July 2022.
In August 2022, Pip started her PhD at the Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences under supervision of Prof. Patrick Schrauwen, Prof. Vera Schrauwen, and Dr. Joris Hoeks. During her PhD, Pip will further investigate the effects of beta-2 adrenergic stimulation on skeletal muscle glucose uptake in obese humans.