After my Bachelor degree in environmental science (Ecological Impact Assessment – University Koblenz-Landau) I wanted to have a closer look on the molecular basis of traits as well as studying the development of the species diversity I studied earlier. That is when I decided to enroll in the international master curriculum of Molecular Biology and Evolution at Christian-Albrechts University Kiel.
I am currently finishing my masters in Molecular Biology and Evolution at the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel.
For my master thesis I am working with Dr. Miriam Liedvogel at the Max-Planck-Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Plön.The research group Behavioural Genomics that I am part of focuses on migration in birds. Here we are investigating the genetic basis of migratory timing in the songbird complex of the stonechats (Saxicola spp).
After completing my masters I will start my PhD position in Professor Kira Delmore’s lab at Texas A&M University this fall.