Academic and Research Career

2016 - present   Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

2013 - 2015     Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany.  Lab: Petra Schwille

2011 - 2013     Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

2007 - 2011     Ph.D. in Biology, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany.  Lab: Reinhard Jahn

2005 - 2006    M.Sc. in Polymer Chemistry, University of Sydney, Australia.  Lab: Robert Gilbert

2002 - 2004    B.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology and Chemistry, University of Sydney, Australia


Fellowships and Awards

2014 - 2015     Postdoctoral fellowship of the Peter und Traudl-Engelhorn Foundation

2013                Biochemical Journal Award at the Cell-Cell Fusion EMBO workshop, Israel

2012                Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society

2007 - 2011     PhD fellowship, National Commission for Technological and Scientific Research of Chile

2006                Australian Postgraduate Award (for M.Sc.)

2005                University Medal, University of Sydney