Eline Menu is a VUB alumnus, who graduated with honors in 2001 as a Biomedical Scientist. She obtained her PhD in 2006 in the Hematology and Immunology (HEIM) lab of Prof. K. Vanderkerken where she studied the role of cytokine secretion within the bone marrow microenvironment in Multiple Myeloma (MM). After her post-doctoral training at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University (NY, USA) in 2006, she returned to the HEIM lab to continue studying the MM-BM environment. Since 2015, she is a Research Professor at the HEIM lab with her own research group. Her group focusses on the interactions between MM cells and their microenvironment and their role in the development of drug resistance. The team uses both in vitro and in vivo models. The main research interest of the team is currently the importance of exosomes within the tumor environment. Moreover, Eline is a board member of the Belgian Society of Extracellular Vesicles.