2014          PhD in Neuroscience (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Tuebingen, Germany
2008         MSc in Life Sciences and Technology, EPFL, Switzerland
2006         BSc in Life Sciences and Technology, EPFL, Switzerland

Selected Fellowships

2015          Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship (4 years), Wellcome Trust
2014          Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowhip (18 months), Swiss National Science Foundation
2011           Fellowship for Prospective Researchers (18 months), Swiss National Science Foundation
2010          NENS/FENS Stipend for Training Stay. Awake primate auditory fMRI training with Dr. Christopher Petkov,  Laboratory of Comparative Neuropsychology, Newcastle University, UK

Honors & Awards

– Travel award, Action on Hearing Loss/Wellcome Trust
– Brain travel award, Guarantors of Brain, UK
2012           Leadership award, Novartis International Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp)
2010          Travel award, Advances and Perspectives in Auditory Neurophysiology (APAN), USA
2009          Graduate student award, International Multisensory Research Forum, New York City, USA
2008          Best neuroscience Master thesis, EPFL, Switzerland
2006          Cluster Consortium award, EPFL, Switzerland


Central and cortical auditory processing in “Neural Basis of Perception, Memory and Language”, BSc Psychology and Language Science, UCL
The auditory system in “Structure and Measurements of the Human Brain”, MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, Birkbeck
The auditory system in “Memory, Language and Perception”, Certificate in Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Continuing Education/University of Cambridge

Central auditory pathway and Neural coding of complex sounds in “Perception and Action”, BSc Psychology, UCL
The neural substrates of social communication in nonhuman animals, joint lecture in “Brain and Behaviour”, BSc Psychology, UCL
– Journal club discussion leader, MSc in Neuroscience, UCL

Supervision and mentoring

– M. Silvestre, pre-doctoral research associate, UCL
– Speaker and panel member, “What I wish I had known about career-building”, IMPRS NeuroCom Summer School, London, UK
2016              Speaker, Ear Institute Careers Day, London, UK
2009             L. Veit,  MSc Neuroscience rotation student, University of Tuebingen


Featured in UCL’s Women in Experimental Psychology interview series (blog post)

Workshop leader at Sixth Form Inspiring Choices career event, St  Albans High School for Girls, London, UK

2010-2014            Led department presentations and lab tours, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany

2010                          Speaker, Girls’ Day, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany