1985-1992 Biology studies at the Universities of Bonn, Jerusalem and Cologne
1992 Diploma thesis in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wille at the Institute for Genetics in Cologne
1995 PhD thesis in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Wieland Huttner at the Institute for Neurobiology in Heidelberg
1996-2000 Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Larry Gerace at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, USA
2000-2004 Group leader at the Institute for Virology in Heidelberg
since 2005 Group leader at the Department of Molecular Biology (formerly Biochemistry I) in Göttingen
2007 Habilitation in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology