Curriculum vitae

Education:

University of California, Berkeley, USA
10/2001 - 08/2005: Postdoctoral work, supervisor: John Kuriyan

The Rockefeller University, New York, USA
07/2001 - 10/2001: Postdoctoral work, supervisor: John Kuriyan

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
11/2010 - present: Associate professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine

Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
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:

Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence
09/2010

PEW Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
07/2008 - present

Robert N. Noyce Assistant Professor in Life Science and Technology
06/2006 - 10/2010

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellowship (Career Development Program)
07/2002 - 07/2005: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, USA

Young Investigator Research Award, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
2002


Societies:

German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM)
Biophysical Society
Protein Society
American Society for Microbiology

List of Publications:

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