About me

Academic career

During my previous career, I have been fortunate to travel around the world gaining work experience in prestigious insitutions in the USA, Germany, Japan and France and I have been privileged to work alongside internationally renowned experts in the fields of palaeontological and biological research. Read more about my projects [here].

Curriculum vitae

2021 – to date
Professor (W2)
Zoology and Functional Morphology of Vertebrates
Zoological Institute
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (Germany)
2020 – 2021
Postdoctoral Researcher
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (Germany)

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship
Postdoctoral Researcher
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris (France)
Emergence Sorbonne Universités
Advisor: Emmanuelle Pouydebat
2019 Visiting Professor
University of Vienna (Austria)
Evolutionary Morphology Research Group (EvoMoRG)
Advisor: Jürgen Kriwet
 2017 – 2019
Postdoctoral Researcher
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris (France)

Agence National de la Recherche ANR
Advisor: Anick Abourachid
  2015 – 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher
CNRS/Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris (France)

LabEx BCDiv
Advisor: Anthony Herrel
  2014 Postdoctoral Researcher
RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe (Japan)

RIKEN fellowship & Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
Advisor: Shigeru Kuratani
  2010 – 2013 PhD Palaeontology
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (Germany)

Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, PhD thesis (award-winning)
Supervisors: Oliver Rauhut, Gert Wörheide
  2010 Visiting fellow
University of Chicago (USA)

DAAD fellowship
Advisor: Neil Shubin 
  2007 – 2009 Master of Science Geological Sciences
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (Germany)

MSc thesis
Advisor: Oliver Rauhut 
  2004 – 2007
Bachelor of Science Geosciences
Technische Universität in Munich (Germany)

BSc thesis (award-winning)
Advisor: Kurt Heissig