Master of Science, University Münster, 1997. Doctor of Philosophy, University Münster, 2001.
Head research group Leibniz Institute Arteriosclerosis Research, Münster, 2003—2008, assistant professor biochemistry and cell biology, 2006—2008. Associate professor Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, since 2008.
Fellow: Society Biology (life). Member: Society Leukocyte Biology, Society German Scientists and Physicians (life), Society German Chemists (life), Society Clinical Biology and Bioanalytics (life), Society Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (life), Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (life), Royal Society Chemistry (life), German Society Arteriosclerosis Research (life), Union German Biologists and Bioscientific Society (life), German Society Cell Biology (life).