1991-1997 Biology studies at the University of Hannover
1997 Diploma thesis (Biology), University of Hannover and Max Planck Institute of Experimental Endocrinology, Hannover
2001 Dr. rer. nat. (Biology), University of Hannover and Max Planck Institute of Experimental Endocrinology, Hannover
2001-2003 Mandatory military service in Greece
2003-2007 Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Neurochemistry (Laboratory of Prof. Dr. Heinrich Betz), Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt a.M.
2008-2009 Project group leader, Department of Neurochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt a.M.
2010-2014 Project group leader, Department of Molecular Neurobiology, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen (Director Prof. Dr. Nils Brose)
since 2015 Group leader at the Department of Molecular Biology (formerly Biochemistry I), Göttingen (Director Prof. Dr. Blanche Schwappach)