Curriculum vitae

Education

Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
11/1997 - 06/2001: PhD dissertation, supervisor: Franz-Ulrich Hartl (summa cum laude)

University of Cologne, Germany
10/1992 - 10/1997: Diploma in Biology

Kaiserin-Theophanu-Gymnasium, Cologne, Germany
08/1983 - 05/1992: Abitur

Research and Professional Experience

Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
11/2016 - present: Full Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine 
11/2010 - 10/2016: Associate professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine
09/2005 - 10/2010: Assistant professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine

University of California, Berkeley, USA
10/2001 - 08/2005: Postdoctoral work, supervisor: John Kuriyan
Subject: Allosteric activation and autoinhibition of the Ras-specific nucleotide exchange factor Son of Seveneless.

The Rockefeller University, New York, USA
07/2001 - 10/2001: Postdoctoral work, supervisor: John Kuriyan
Subject: Structure/function analysis of inhibition mechanisms in receptor tyrosine kinases.

Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
11/1997 - 06/2001: PhD dissertation, supervisor: Franz-Ulrich Hartl
Subjects: Structure/function analysis of the Hsp70 co-chaperone Bag-1. & Characterization of a monocyte/macrophage-specific receptor for heat shock protein 70.

University of Cologne, Germany
01/1997 - 10/1997: Diploma thesis, supervisors: Mats Paulsson and Monique Aumailley
Subject: Biochemical analysis of different cell adhesion complexes.

Honors and Awards

Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology (since 2018) 
Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence (09/2010)
PEW Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences (07/2008 - 06/2012)
Robert N. Noyce Assistant Professor in Life Science and Technology
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellow (07/2002 - 07/2005)
Young Investigator Research Award, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry (2002)