I am a developmental biologist with a background in genetics and microbiology. I obtained my BSc from the University of Tuebingen, studying protein-protein interactions of global nitrogen metabolism regulators in cyanobacteria. My first Master’s thesis was conducted in the laboratory of C. Nuesslein-Volhard at the MPI for Developmental Biology where I worked on improving genome editing strategies in zebrafish. For my second Master’s thesis, I joined the laboratory of D. Weigel in the same institute where I studied broad-spectrum resistance of plants against a downy mildew causing parasite in Arabidopsis thaliana.
In my PhD at The Francis Crick Institute, I am working on understanding how a developing heart forms mature trabecular architecture to support its function and how nuclear homeostasis is maintained during heart development.