Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    Eidgenössische Matura

  • 1993
    internship in molecular biology in the laboratory of Dr. Janis Jackson at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, USA

  • 1993 – 1998
    Studies at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland, Biology section

  • 1995
    internship in immunology in the laboratory of Dr. Cezmi A. Akdis at the SIAF in Davos, Switzerland

  • 1996
    internship and Diploma thesis in the laboratory of Prof. Timothy J. Richmond at the ETH in Zürich, Switzerland

  • 1997
    internship in immunology in the laboratory of Prof. Rolf M. Zinkernagel and Prof. Hans Hengartner at the University of Zürich, Switzerland

  • 1998
    Diploma in science (Dipl. Natw. ETH, grade 5.675 out of 6.0)

  • 1998 – 2003
    PhD student in the laboratory of Prof. Walter Reith and under the direction of Prof. Didier Trono in the Department of Genetics and Microbiology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • 1999
    Certificate of specialisation in medical biology

  • 2003
    PhD from the University of Geneva, Switzerland (docteur ès sciences mention biologie, avec mention très bien)

  • 2003 – 2004
    Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Walter Reith in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • 2004 – 2008
    Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Caetano Reis e Sousa at the London Research Institute Cancer Research UK

  • 2008 – 2009
    Scientist in the laboratory of Prof. Annette Oxenius at the Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

  • 2010 – 2015
    SNF assistant professor at the Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich

  • 2014
    Hedi Fritz-Niggli visiting professor at the Vetsuisse-faculty of the University Zürich

  • 2015 – 2016
    SNF professor at the Vetsuisse-faculty of the University Zürich

  • 2016 – 2017
    Assistant professor at the Vetsuisse faculty of the University of Zürich

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • T cell responses to fungal pathogens

    Innate immunity against fungal infections

    IL-17-mediated immune mechanisms

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Swiss Society of Allergology and Immunology (SGAI)

  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Mikrobiologie (SGM)

  • International Society of Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM)

  • American Society of Microbiology (ASM)

  • Life Sciences Switzerland LS2

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • mother of two children (*2008, 2010)


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