About me

I am a pharmacist by training (Registered Pharmacist, 2003, University of Regensburg, Germany) and hold a Ph.D. in Human Biology (2006, University of Ulm, Germany) and an MBA in Leadership and Sustainability (2015, University of Cumbria, UK).


After my Ph.D., I conducted research at the University of Vermont before relocating to Switzerland in 2007. After having worked at the Competence Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine (University of Zurich) as a Group Leader for several years, I was appointed Group Head at the ETH Zurich in 2012. In 2016, I  was elected to Professor of Immunoengineering & Regenerative Medicine  at the ETH Zurich (Institute for Biomechanics, D-HEST).


I furthermore currently hold a Guest Professorship at the University of Potsdam (Germany) and function as the Head of Spine Science Office at the Schön Clinic Group (Germany)



Additional Professional Qualifications: Felasa C Qualification, Didactical Training, Habilitation, GCP Training 1-3