My research focuses on studying chondrocyte subpopulations in disease and cartilage repair. Specifically, I am interested in the zone of calcified cartilage, the thin interfacial layer connecting the non-calcified cartilage and subchondral bone. I am also interested in biomaterials to support and stimulate musculoskeletal tissue repair.
I am also part of the Bone Tissue Engineering Lab in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Field(s) of expertise
Education and career
2011-2013: Master of Science (equal to Dipl. Ing.) in Technology of functional materials (JMU Wuerzburg)
2013-2017: PhD Degree (Dr. rer. nat.) at Graduate School of Life Sciences – Section Biomedicine, Julius-Maximilians-University (JMU) Wuerzburg
2018-2021: Postdoctoral researcher at AO Research Institute Davos, Focus area: Biomedical Materials
2021-present Postdoctoral Researcher at Erasmus MC, Bone Tissue engineering lab
Supervision of bachelor and master students
Scholarships, grants, and awards
Best poster award - TERMIS EU Student and Young Investigator Section (SYIS), 1st place, May 2019
ON/EORS kick starter grant in Osteoarthritic Research (Grant No 20-149, 10 000 €), November 2020
ON/EORS education scholarship to attend the EORS Annual Meeting in Rome (ITA), September 2021