Currently, I am a member of the Seehausen group at the Institute of Ecology & Evolution, University of Bern, and affiliated with the Department of Fish Ecology & Evolution at the Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) in Kastanienbaum, both in Switzerland.
From 2012 to 2015, I was a postdoc in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield, UK, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Until January 2012, I have been a graduate student and research assistant at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Before that, I did my undergrads and conducted my Master's thesis work at the University of Konstanz, Germany.
In my current and future research, I aim to integrate classical fields of evolutionary biology — such as palaeontology, genomics and population genetics— to arrive at a better understanding of how and why organisms diversify.
How do populations of organisms adapt to changing circumstances?
2001 - 2007
University of Konstanz, Germany
Group of Axel Meyer
Studies of biology and MSc in evolutionary biology
What drives the formation of new species? Ecological adaptation? Geographical isolation? Intrinsic genomic features?
Some groups of organisms have diversified spectaculary. What sets them apart from groups that didn't?
2007 - 2011
University of Basel, Switzerland
Group of Walter Salzburger
Ph.D. studies on the evolution of cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika