Dr. Dirckx studied Biomedical Sciences and completed her PhD at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium in the lab of Dr. Christa Maes. After her PhD, she moved to Baltimore in 2018 where she started as a Postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Thomas Clemens, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Dirckx was awarded with a Young Investigator Award of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). Her work involving citrate transporter SLC13A5 has led to a collaboration with TESS Research foundation.