Research Profile: I have been working as a doctoral student in the LBI sepsis group since March 2013. My doctoral thesis address the role of complement-C5a in the pathophysiology of post-traumatic sepsis. Besides that, I am engaged in development and refining of various experimental models of critical illnesses in the area of trauma and infections.
Personal Perspective: I have become fascinated by research since I started working as a veterinary technician in a training facility for surgeons in Germany. After graduating from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, I decided to continue working in the research environment. What I really enjoy in science is that one is exposed to broad knowledge and can learn new things on the daily basis. At the LBI, I am able to further develop and refine my scientific skills.