Curriculum Vitae

since 2021 
W3 Professor at the Technical University of Munich, Freising/Weihenstephan

2017 - 2021   
W2 Professor (tenure-track) at the Technical University of Munich, Freising/Weihenstephan

2008-2018     
Independent Max-Planck Research Group und Emmy-Noether Group leader at Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried       

2003-2008     
Postdoctoral research fellow, HHMI/University of California, Laboratory of Prof. SL Zipursky, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

1999-2003     
Graduate student, international PhD program at EMBL and Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Laboratory of Prof. R Klein (graduated summa cum laude with Dr. rer. nat. from the University of Heidelberg)

1993-1999     
Studies of Biology at the University of Göttingen, Germany and at the University of California, San Diego, U.S.A. (graduated with Diploma in Biology from the University of Göttingen)

Preise und Auszeichnungen

  • 2021      Henriette-Herz-Scout of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 2020      Dr. Heinrich-Baur-Preis
  • 2014      ERC starting grant (started July 2015)
  • 2013      Boehringer Ingelheim Exploration grant
  • 2012      EMBO Young investigator 
  • 2010      Member of AcademiaNet – database of excellent female scientists 
  • 2008      Career Development award of the Human Frontiers Science Organization 
  • 2008      Emmy Noether grant of the German Research Foundation
  • 2003      Human Frontiers Science Organization Long-term fellowship
  • 2003      EMBO Long-term fellowship
  • 2002      Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society

Wissenschaftlicher Service und Outreach

  • Member of the first European Drosophila Society Board
  • Elected member of the Wellcome Trust - Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Expert Review Group
  • Member of Editorial Review Boards of eLife, Brain and Behavior,  Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience’ and ‘Frontiers in Physiology’
  • Vice-Chair and Chair for Gordon research conference (GRC) ‘Modulation of Neural Circuits and Behavior’
  • Mentor in four mentoring programs for women (Minerva; Helmholtz/Max Delbrück Center mentoring, EMBO LEAP; Cornelia Harte Mentoring)
  • Initiator and co-organizer of the public seminar series ‘TUM@Freising – Wissenschaft erklärt für alle’
  • Faculty member of the TUM PhD Program Medical Life Science and Technology and the TUM Master program Biomedical Neuroscience
  • Faculty member of the LMU Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN)
  • Member of the Munich Center of Neurosciences (MCN)
  • Associated faculty member of the International Max-Planck Research School of Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (IMPRS-LS)
  • Associated faculty member of the TUM Master program Neuroengineering