1996-2003 Studies in Biology (Diplom) at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, major in botany, minors in biochemistry and biophysics
2004-2005 Scientific employee at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology Jena: Measurement of nuclear DNA content of transgenic Nicotiana attenuata and wild types of related Nicotiana species.
2005-2008 Scientific employee at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research Müncheberg: Biodiversity of ectomycorrhiza in forest transformation, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
2008-2011 Scientific employee at Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research Müncheberg: Impact of multi-resistant transgenic Bt maize on straw decomposition and the involved microbial communities, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
2012-2015 Scientific employee at the Thünen Institute of Forest Genetics, branch Waldsieversdorf: Breeding of new willow clones (Salix spp.) and selection for resistance against willow rusts (Melampsora spp), funded by the German Agency for Renewable Resources
2013 Dissertation, Dr. rer. nat. at the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus: Host specificity and biodiversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi in pure and mixed stands of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and beech (Fagus sylvatica L.)
Since 2015 Scientific employee at the Thünen Institute of Forest Genetics, branch Waldsieversdorf: Selection of Alnus glutinosa for resistance against Phytophthora alni, funded by the German Agency for Renewable Resources
Since 2016 Scientific employee in the project "ResEsche"