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10/2019 – ongoing | McGill University (CA)

Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Andrew Hendry and Prof. Rowan Barrett working on the genomics of ionic adaptation in freshwater fishes

04/2018 – 09/2019 | McGill University (CA)

Swiss National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Andrew Hendry and Prof. Rowan Barrett working on the genomics of ionic adaptation in freshwater fishes

02/2018 – 03/2018 | University of Basel (CH)

Postdoctoral researcher (full-time) with Prof. W. Salzburger working on the genomics of freshwater adaptation


06/2017 – 01/2018 | University of Zürich (CH)

Postdoctoral researcher (full-time) with Prof. M. Sánchez-Villagra working on morphological patterns of domestication


07/2013 – 12/2013 | University of Zürich (CH)

Research assistant (full-time)  Investigation of the possibility to conduct a research project on the  habitat evolution in Neotropcial sea catfishes, with Prof. M. Sánchez-Villagra, Palaeontological Institute and Museum


04/2012 – 10/2012 | University of Basel (CH)

Internship (full-time) Introduction to next-generation sequencing – library preparation and computational analyses at the Evolutionary Biology unit, Zoological Institute with Prof. W. Salzburger


09/2007 – 03/2012 | University of Potsdam (DE)

Research assistant (9-19h/w) Working on the genetic variability in photosynthesis genes in accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana, in the framework of GoFORSYS, Evolutionary Biology/Systematic Zoology with Prof. R. Tiedemann


01/2014 – 05/2017 | University of Zürich (CH)

Dissertation in Evolutionary Biology. “Evolution in Northern Neotropical Catfishes – Integrating Genomics and Morphometrics” 

Research on the morphological and molecular evolution after habitat transition in Neotropical sea catfishes, supervised by Prof. M. Sánchez-Villagra, Paleontological Institute and Museum, and Prof. W. Salzburger, University of Basel


10/2010 – 06/2013 | University of Potsdam (DE)

Master of Science in Molecular Biology. Master thesis. “A male color dimorphism in an African cichlid fish” in collaboration with the University of Basel, supervised by Prof. W. Salzburger, Prof. R. Tiedemann.


10/2006 – 09/2010 University of Potsdam (DE)

Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, focus in genome research. Bachelor thesis. “Genetic variability of selected Calvin cycle genes in Arabidopsis thaliana”,  supervised by Prof. R. Tiedemann, Prof. M. Lenhard, Dr. Sandra Schwarte.