2019/01 - * SNSF Eccellenza Professor,Institute of Molecular Cancer Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2015 -2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Systems Biology at the Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Advisor Prof. Shalev Itzkovitz, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Education and Training
2011 - 2014 PhD in Molecular Life Sciences at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research Advisor Prof. Michel Aguet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
2009 - 2010 MD, Medical Oncology, University Hospital Bern, Advisor Prof. Stefan Aebi, University of Bern, Switzerland
2004 - 2010 Swiss Medical License, summa cum laude, University of Bern, Switzerland
Grants and Fellowships
2019 - 2023 Eccellenza Professorship, Swiss National Science Foundation
2017 - 2018 SNF Advanced Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation
2017 Innovation Grant, Systems Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science Elucidating the role of villus tip cells in host microbe interactions.
2016 - 2018 EMBO Long-Term Fellowship (non-stipendiary, monetary support gratefully declined)
2015 - 2017 SNF Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation
2015 Innovation Grant, Systems Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science
The mammalian apicome - asymmetric epithelial RNA localization in situ.
2015 Research Fellowship, Emma Muschamp Foundation
2011 - 2014 MD-PhD Fellowship, Swiss Cancer League
Awards and Honors
2018 LS2 2018 PIs of tomorrow, public presentation prize, Switzerland.
2017 Feinberg prize for outstanding achievements in postdoctoral research, Weizmann Institute of Science.
2016 Koshland Award, Weizmann Institute of Science.
2012 Medical Faculty Award for the best dissertation, University of Bern.
2010 Rookie membership of ZURICH.MINDS.
2005 Leopold G. Koss Award, second best medical examination, University of Bern.
2004 Representation of Switzerland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.
2004 - 2014 Membership Swiss Study Foundation