I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA), working in the biophysics groups of Edouard Hannezo and Gašper Tkačik. I am also a Fellow of the NOMIS Foundation and my research is supported by an EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship.
In my research, I focus on developing physical theories for complex living systems, ranging from gene expression to migrating cells and developing embryos. I combine data-driven inference approaches, information theory, and biophysical models to understand how living systems make use of physical phenomena to achieve biological function. Find more details in the research tab.
I did my PhD in the group of Chase Broedersz at the Arnold-Sommerfeld-Center for Theoretical Physics at the LMU Munich on the stochastic dynamics of migrating cells, for which I received the Gustav-Hertz-Prize of the German Physical Society and the Dissertation Award of the Munich University Association. During my PhD, I was an Add-on Fellow of the Joachim Herz Foundation and my work was supported by a DFG Fellowship within the Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich. I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge, which were supported by a scholarship from the German Studienstiftung. My master's thesis was about colloidal thermophoresis under the supervision of Erika Eiser and Daan Frenkel.