2017: Deputy Director of the Dept. II of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Cologne
2016: Speaker of the "Center for Rare and Genetic Kidney Disorders", University Hospital Cologne
2015: Head of the clinical core "ADPKD – Diagnostics and Therapy" University Hospital Cologne
2015: NRW Junior Research Group Leader (MIWF NRW)
2015: Principal investigator at the Cologne Excellence Cluster on Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD), UoC
2015: Venia Legendi for Internal Medicine
2015: Attending Physician, Department II of Internal Medicine, University of Cologne (UoC)
2014 - 2016: Principal investigator at the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne, UoC
2013: Research group leader, University Hospital Cologne
2009 - 2014: Residency in Medicine and postdoctoral fellow (Prof. Benzing), University Hospital Cologne
2008: ostdoctoral fellow (Prof. Slack / Prof. Weidhaas), Yale University, New Haven, USA
2006 - 2007: Graduate studies in Medicine, University of Heidelberg
2000 - 2006: Undergraduate and graduate studies in Medicine, University of Freiburg
2004 - 2005: Scientific training in the laboratory of Prof. Tuschl, (Rockefeller University, New York, USA), "microRNAs in renal development"
2004 - 2006: Medical thesis "The role of podocin in the organization of protein-lipid-supercomplexes at the glomerular slit diaphragm", University of Freiburg
2015: Appointment as NRW Junior Research Group Leader (MIWF NRW)
since 2015: Member of the "Deutsche Transplantationsgesellschaft" (German Transplant Society)
2014: Review Editor at "Frontiers in Pediatric Nephrology"
since 2013: Member of the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin" (German Society of Internal Medicine) Member of the „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nephrologie" (German Society of Nephrology)
since 2010: Ad hoc reviewer for various journals and funding organizations (e.g. Aging, Kidney and Blood Pressure Research, PLOSONE, FEBS Letters, Netherlands Orgnization for Scientific Research…)
2010: CECAD Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship Research scholarship "Deutsche Nierenstiftung"
2004: MD Fellowship "Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds" Travel scholarship "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes"
2003 - 2007: Academic Scholarship "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes"