Dr. Nezah Benabdallah (1989)
Molecular Biology, Genetics
Dipl.-Ing. Biology (2014), Agro ParisTech
PhD Molecular Biology (2017), The Universtity of Edinburgh
Thesis: "A New Model for Long-range Chromatin Reorganisation upon Enhancer-driven Gene Activation."
2019 - present: Postdoctoral Fellow, DKFZ Heidelberg
Projects: 1. "Dissecting the molecular basis of SS18-SSX chromatin occupancy", 2. "Inhibiting DNMT1 to alter SS18-SSX oncogenic activity via PRC1.1 relocation"

 

 

Dr. Anastasia Bondarieva (1987)
Cell-, Molecular Biology, Genetics
PhD Molecular Biology and Genetics (2018), Technische Universtiät Dresden
Thesis: "Completion of DNA break repair and crossover formation require PRR19 in mammalian meiosis"
2021 - present, Postdoctoral Fellow, MPI Biochemistry, Martinsried
Project: "Molecular mechanisms underlying zygotic genome activation and 3D chromatin architecture in totipotent mouse embryos"

 

Dr. Blair Costelloe (1984)
Ecology, Animal Behavior
PhD Ecology and Evolution (2014), Princeton University, USA
Thesis: "The Trials of Motherhood: Maternal Behavior Patterns and Antipredator Tactics in Thomson's gazelle (Gazella thomsonii)"
2016 - present, Postdoctoral Fellow, MPI of Animal Behavior, Konstanz
Project: "Collective Detection in Savannah Ungulates"

 

 

 

Dr. Lydia Dyck (1987)
Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology
PhD Immunology (2017), Trinity College Dublin
Thesis: "Induction of anti tumour immune responses by overcoming tumour immune subversion"
2020 - present, Postdoctoral Fellow, MDC for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
Project: "The fate and therapeutic potential of human neoantigen-specific T cells"
 

Dr. Anna Kashkanova (1987)
Physics
PhD Physics (2018), Yale University, USA
Thesis: "Superfluid Helium Optomechanics"
2017 - present, Postdoctoral Fellow, MPI for Science of Light, Erlangen
Project: "Applications of interferometric scattering microscopy."

 

Flora Lebeda (1995)
Physics, Material Science
MSc Materialchemie und Katalyse (2020)
PhD Thesis (since 2020), University of Bayreuth
"Wärmetransport und Wärmemanagement in Batterien: Von der Zelle zum Modul"

Dr. Katrina Meyer (1987)
Cell-, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry
PhD Biophysics (2019), MDC for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
Thesis: "A peptide-based interaction screen on disease-related mutations"
2019 - present, Postdoctoral Fellow, University Zürich
Project: "Investigating the regulation of phase-transition in chromatin-based transcriptional control"

 

 

Dr. Isidora Paredes (1986)
Molecular Biology, Biochemistry Neuro-vascular Interface
PhD Natural Sciences (2019), University Heidelberg
Thesis: "Role of Angiopoietin-1/Tie2 signaling during spinal cord development."
2019 - 2022, Postdoctoral Fellow, European Center for Angiosciences, University Heidelberg
2022 - present: Postdoctoral Fellow, MPI for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster
Project: "Mechanisms Underlying the Control of Bone and Bone marrow Vascular Patterning by Neural Activity"

 

 

Dr. Charlotte Rafaluk-Mohr (1989)
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology
PhD Evolutionary Biology (2014), University Kile
Thesis: "Extended interactions – The influence of host external immunity and parasite transmissive stages on coevolutionary interactions"
2014 - 2019, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford
2019 - present, Postdoctoral Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin
Project: "he evolutionary ecology of spore forming parasites"

 

 

Dr. Maria Ramirez-Tannus (1988)
Physics, Astrophysics
PhD Astrophysics (2018), University of Amsterdam
Thesis: "The outcome of massive star formation"
2019 - present: Postdoctoral Fellow, MPI für Astronomy, Planet and Star Formation, Heidelberg
Projects: 1. "The formation of massive close binaries and their effect on their surroundings", 2. "Physics and Chemistry of Planet-Forming Disks in Extreme Radiation Environments"

 

 

 

Nadia Stamm (1989)
Cell-, Molecular Biology, Medicine
MSc Biochemistry (2018)
PhD Thesis (since 2018), Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf, Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe
"PGRMC1 – ein Schlüsselprotein in der Karzinogenese des Mammakarzinoms als Target für zielgerichtete Therapie"

Dr. Chryssanthi Tsitoura (1984)
Cell Biology, Neuroscience
PhD Neurobiology (2017), RWTH Aachen
Thesis: "Physiological analysis of oscillatory activity in excitatory neurons of the mouse accessory olfactory bulb"
2017 - present, Postdoctoral Fellow, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, London
Project:s: 1. "Multisensory integration of active translation signals in the retrosplenial cortex", 2. "Neural basis of visual information processing in the retrosplenial cortex"