About
 

I’m intrigued by the diversity of life forms and how this diversity has been shaped by evolutionary forces. To understand these forces I use genetic tools, which provide powerful insights. Fascinated by why humans are the way we are, I was compelled to look at great apes, and focused on orangutan genetics for my PhD.

 

Currently, my research focuses on the patterns of genomic diversity in humans and our pathogens.

 

 

Aside from my evolutionary pursuits, I also enjoy hiking in the Swiss Alps, doing yoga and experiencing Ayurveda, swimming in warm oceans and travelling to Southeast Asia. 

Brief CV

 

2014 - present

Senior Scientist, Zurich Institute of Forensic Medicine,  University of Zurich, Switzerland

 

2012 - 2014

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies,  University of Zurich, Switzerland, funded by the Forschungskredit

 

2011-2012

Research Assistant, Anthropological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich, Switzerland

 

2006 - 2011

PhD Anthropological Genetics (Natural Sciences), Anthropological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich, Switzerland