Positions

since 2020: Group leader Neuroimmunology (SNF Ambizione), Institute of Experimental Immunology

      • CNS Tolerance mechanisms (funded by SNSF Ambizione grant 2020)

      • Uncoupling inflammatory demyelination from neurodegeneration in MS (funded by Dr. Wilhelm Hurka Research grant 2018 and Swiss MS Society Research grant 2020)

      • The protective role of IL-12 in tissue inflammation (funded by Forschungskredit UZH 2018)

2016-2020: Postdoctoral fellow, Inflammation research/Becher group, Institute of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Main functions/achievements

      • 4 peer-reviewed publications (2 as main author)

      • Data presentations at several international meetings/conferences

      • Successful fund acquisition

      • Generation of a novel conditional knockout mouse (Il12rb2fl)

      • Supervision of PhD students (scientific and technical training)

2012 – 2016: Research associate, Chair of Immunology/Groettrup group, University of Konstanz (Germany)

Main functions/achievements

      • 8 peer-reviewed scientific publications (5 as main author)

      • Data presentations at several international meetings/conferences

      • Collaboration with pharmaceutical industry (KEZAR Life Sciences, Inc., San Francisco, USA)

      • Member of the Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology

Education

2012 - 2016: PhD in Immunology (final grade: summa cum laude), University of Konstanz (Germany)

  • Advisor: Marcus Groettrup

  • Thesis title: “The Immunoproteasome in Health and Disease”

2009 - 2011: MSc in Life Science, University of Konstanz (Germany)

2006 - 2009: BSc in Life Science, University of Konstanz (Germany)

Fellowships and Awards

  • SNSF Ambizione 2020 (Switzerland) - CHF 850,000 (as Principal Investigator)

  • Swiss MS Society Research Grant 2020 (Switzerland) - CHF 180,000 (as Principal Investigator)

  • Forschungskredit UZH 2018 (Switzerland) - CHF 80,000

  • Dr. Wilhelm Hurka Stiftung 2018 (Switzerland) - CHF 100,000

  • Travel Grant, ISNI Conference Brisbane 2018 (Australia)

Teaching activities

Since 2017: 2 PhD students (co-supervision), Institute of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2012 – 2016: University of Konstanz (Germany)

  • Course organisation and supervision of Master students - Advanced Immunology course (6-weeks, yearly)

Collaborations

  • PD Dr. Bettina Schreiner, University Hospital Zurich (Switzerland)

  • PD Dr. Michael Basler, University of Konstanz (Germany)

  • Dr. Christian Keller, Lünemann Lab, UKM Münster (Germany)

  • Frank Heppner, Charité Berlin (Germany)

  • Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Allschwil, (Switzerland)

  • KEZAR Life Science (United States)