Research Profile: I joined the LBI sepsis team in 2009. During my doctoral thesis, I was tasked to establish a clinically relevant post-traumatic sepsis model and to investigate various aspects of organ and immuno-inflammatory responses in this condition. After completing my DVM in 2012, I continued working as a junior post-doc within the sepsis group. My current project aims at investigating the role of complement-C5a in the pathophysiology of post-traumatic sepsis. Furthermore, my research also focuses on the effects of age and gender on post-traumatic sepsis.
Personal Perspective: Although I am a veterinarian, I like working as a researcher a lot because this work challenges me daily to think creatively, follow new directions and provides various training experiences. For example, being a part of a team enables me to support and mentor my colleagues during their doctoral/master thesis, while simultaneously promoting my own scientific research.