Ynte Ruigrok obtained her medical degree in Utrecht in 1999. After that she started working as a resident in Neurology at the Department of Neurology and neurosurgery of the University Medical Center Utrecht. She combined her residency with a PhD project on the genetics of intracranial aneurysm and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. She has contributed to the identification of genetic risk factors of intracranial aneurysms using different approaches such as candidate gene studies, linkage studies, genome wide association studies (GWAS) and genome wide expression (GWE) studies. She has participated in three GWAS on intracranial aneurysms published in Nature Genetics. In 2006 she obtained her PhD degree cum laude. In 2010 she registered as a neurologist and continued working as a neurologist at the Department of Neurology and neurosurgery of the University Medical Center Utrecht. For her research she has received several prestigious grants, including a personal NWO-Veni grant in 2009 and a NWO- Clinical fellowship in 2014. Her current research focuses on the identification of 1) genetic determinants and biomarkers in the development and rupture of intracranial aneurysms and 2) first-degree relatives of aneurysm patients who are at high risk of developing aneurysms. For the research on the identification of genetic determinants and biomarkers she is involved in the identification of the functional mechanisms of the GWAS loci, the identification of new genetic risk factors and biomarkers for intracranial aneurysms . For the research on the identification of first-degree relatives of aneurysm patients she is performing epidemiological studies including follow-up studies and clinical decision modeling studies. She has 55 publications on the subject in high impact journals, of which 21 as fist author, 6 as last author, and an h index of 17.