I was born in 1989 in Pfullendorf, Germany. One year later, I moved to France where I grew up until I moved back to Germany in 2000.
I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Bonn (Germany, 2010 – 2014). I performed my thesis project at the Institute for Experimental Immunology in the research group of Christian Kurts (University Hospital Bonn) investigating the timing of interaction between natural killer T cells and dendritic cells.
During my undergraduate studies, I also spent two semesters at the University of Ottawa, Canada (2012 – 2013) with a focus on Molecular Medicine.
After my undergraduate studies, I worked for six months as research assistant at the Institute for Experimental Immunology (Bonn).
From October 2014 to September 2016, I was enrolled in the Master Program ‘Molecular Biosciences’ with a Major in Cancer Biology at the University of Heidelberg in collaboration with the German Cancer Research Center (Germany). For my thesis project, I worked with Adelheid Cerwenka in the Department of Innate Immunity (German Cancer Research Center, Germany) on the regulation of T cells by natural killer cells.
As part of the master program, I spent two months working at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research in the research group of Ken Smith (August – September 2015) and three months at the Institute for Experimental Immunology of the University of Zurich in the research group of Maries van den Broek (October – December 2015).