Academic Career


Vollum Institute


Ph.D. in Neuroscience

Vollum Institute - Oregon Health & Science Univeristy, Portland, OR, USA



B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology

University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

Academic Positions

IST Austria

3/2015 - present

Postdoctoral Fellow

Advisor: Dr. Peter Jonas

Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria

Vollum Institute

9/2009 - 3/2015

Doctoral Student

Advisor: Dr. Laurence Trussell

Vollum Institute - Oregon Health & Science Univeristy, Portland, OR, USA

The Salk Institute

4/2003 - 7/2009

Research Assistant

Advisor: Dr. Stephen Heinemann

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA

Northwestern University

6 - 8/2006


Advisor: Dr. Anis Contractor

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA

University of Geneva

6 - 8/2004


Advisor: Dr. Marc Ballivet

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Additional Training

2019 EMBO Laboratory Leadership course for postdocs

Heidelberg, Germany

2017 EMBO Practical course: Advanced Electron Microscopy for Cell Biology

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). Heidelberg, Germany

2016 Leica Microsystems Practical Introduction to the High-Pressure Freezing Technique in Combination with Light Stimulation

Charite, Universitatsmedizin Berlin. Berlin, Germany

2015 EMBO Practical course: Two-photon imaging of brain function: from spiny dendrites to circuits

Institute of Neuroscience, Technical University Munich. Munich, Germany

2013 Neuroscience Short course: Chemo and Optogenetics: Light and Chemical control of Neurons

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, USA