Postion: PhD student
Molecular Toxicology Group
Phone: +49 341 235 1823
- The main focus of my research is to understand how Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), some of which are known as „forever“-chemicals because of their persistence in the environment disrupt neurodevelopment.
- In one project, I use a combination of automated behavior tests and gene editing (CRISPR/Cas9) to study the mechanism(s) by which exposure to certain PFAS cause hyperactivity in larval zebrafish.
- My second project focuses on understanding chemical-microbiome interactions that influence host neurodevelopment.
- I investigate possible mechanisms by which microbial colonization (e.g. of the gut) affects neurobehavioral programming and how PFAS-microbiome interactions potentially cause developmental neurotoxicity in the host zebrafish.
PhD student within MibiTox PhD college at Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany
Research Associate at University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg and Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Development of a Human induced-pluripotent stemcell based (hiPSC) neuronal 3D-cell culture model as a functional in vitro test system
M.Sc. Thesis at Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research - AWI, Bremerhaven, Germany, Department of Integrative Ecophysiology
Title: „Validation and quantification of cardiac parameters obtained by cine MR imaging in the edible crab Cancer pagurus“
2015 - 2018
2012 - 2015
B.Sc. in Biology, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
B.Sc. Thesis: "Morphological adaptations to the ptychoid defensive mechanism in Euphthiracarus cribrarius (Acari, Oribatida)"
First place, Carl C. Smith Graduate Student Award, Mechanisms Specialty Section, Society of Toxicology
Toshio Narahashi Neurotoxicology Specialty Section Trainee Conference Endowment Award, Society of Toxicology
Best Poster: Human induced-pluripotent stemcell based (hiPSC) neuronal 3D-cell culture as functional in vitro testsystems; 6th Research Day of University Medicine Halle (Saale)