I have studied Biology at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, with Genetics as a major, as well as Neurobiology, Bioinformatics, and Computer Science as minor subjects. In between, I had the pleasure to study for one year at Stockholms University. I finished my studies with my diploma thesis in Neurogenetics in the lab of Karl Fischbach.

Following university, I worked for a short time in Jan Wijnhold’s lab at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam. I conducted my Ph.D. in Stephan Sigrist’s lab at the Rudolf Virchow Center for Experimental Biomedicine Würzburg and the Free University Berlin. I completed my doctoral thesis (Dr. rer. nat.) in Biomedicine in 2013 and received my degree from the Graduate School of Life Sciences in Würzburg.

Since 2014, I work as a PostDoc in Statistical Genetics in Bertram Müller-Myhsok’s group at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry.

In addition to research, I enjoy teaching. Over the last years, I have taught at summer courses at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Marine Biological Laboratory Woods Hole. Currently, I give seminars, lectures, and courses in Psychiatric Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Medical Genomics, and Statistics at the School of Medicine at the Technical University Munich.