Group head

  • since 2024
    DFG Review Board (Fachkollegium) Basic Research in Biology and Medicine; subject area Cell Biology
  • since 2020
    Full professor (W2) and Chair for Cell & Developmental Biology, Saarland University, Faculty of Medicine & ZHMB, Campus Homburg, Germany
  • 2011-2021
    Independent Research Group Leader and Principal Investigator, research group “Cell polarity and cancer”, CECAD Cologne, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2007-2010
    Post-doctoral researcher with Dr. John G. Collard, Division of Cell Biology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2007
    PhD degree (Promotion Dr. rer.nat.), University of Muenster, Germany (summa cum laude)
  • 2003-2007
    PhD student and subsequent post-doctoral research with Prof. Dr. Klaus Ebnet, Institutes of Cell Biology and Medical Biochemistry,  University Hospital Muenster, Germany
  • 2003
    Diploma in Biochemistry, University of Hannover, Germany; Diploma thesis, Max-Planck Institute for Experimental Endocrinology and University of Hannover, Germany
  • 2003 
    Research trainee, Division of Neuroendocrinology, Max-Planck Institute for Experimental Endocrinology, and University of Hannover, Germany (Prof. K. Bauer)
  • 2002
    Research trainee with Prof. C. A. Mason and Dr. Heike Heuer, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia University New York, USA
  • 1998-2003
    Studies in Biochemistry (Diplomstudiengang Biochemie), University of Hannover, Germany