Research Experience

Since 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University (USA). Advisor: Prof Dr Ann Pearson
2015 Postdoctoral Researcher, MARUM, University of Bremen (Germany). Advisor: Prof Dr Kai-Uwe Hinrichs


2015 PhD in Organic Geochemistry, MARUM, University of Bremen (Germany). Dissertation title: Factors controlling the lipid composition in marine planktonic Thaumarchaeota. Advisor: Prof Dr Kai-Uwe Hinrichs
2012 M. Sc. Marine Geosciences, University of Bremen (Germany). Dissertation title: Microbial carbon cycling in the hypersaline, anoxic Orca Basin, northern Gulf of Mexico. Advisor: Prof Dr Kai-Uwe Hinrichs.
2010 Study abroad at University Centre of Svalbard/University of Bergen (Norway).
2009 B. Sc. Geosciences, University of Bremen (Germany). Dissertation title: Changes in the stress field of the Western Alps - Structural & Geological Mapping in the Upper Rhône Valley. Supervisor: Prof Dr Cornelia Spiegel.

 Field Experience

2010 Organic geochemist, RV Atlantis cruise AT18-2 (4 weeks), northern Gulf of Mexico. Sediment and CTD sampling of seafloor brine pools and environments affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Starboard observer during DSV Alvin dive 4658. NSF funded project: Brine seep microbial observatories (PIs: Profs S. B. Joye, Andreas Teske, Ian McDonald). Cruise Blog | Video
2010 Field geologist, expedition on central Svalbard (4 weeks). Investigation of Paleogene bentonites as stratigraphic markers for the Paleocene-Eocene boundary and circum-arctic volcanism (PIs: Prof Cornelia Spiegel, Solveig Estrada).
2009 Field geologist, structural mapping in the Western Alps, Switzerland (3 weeks). Investigation of the tectonic history of the Aiguilles Rouges external massif (PI: Prof Cornelia Spiegel).