Professional Preparation
University of Würzburg/Germany (Ecology, Genetics, Geobotany), M.A. 1998
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Chemical Ecology (MPICE) and University of Jena/ Germany (Chemical Ecology), Ph.D. 2002
MPICE Jena Chemical Ecology, Postdoc 2002-2004
Cornell University Plant Breeding, Postdoc 2004

Professional Appointments
2005 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University
2005 Adjunct Assistant Scientist, Boyce Thompson Institute
2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Steven Tanksley, Dept.of Plant Breeding,
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (Otto-Hahn-Medal Fellowship)
2002-2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Ian T. Baldwin, Max-Planck Institute for
Chemical Ecology in Jena/ Germany
1997 Research Assistant, Field station of the University of Würzburg in Poring/ Malaysia
1996 Research Assistant, Ecological field station of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Mirnoje/ Russia

2003 Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society for "outstanding scientific achievements"



Ecological Society of America
American Association for the Advancement of Science


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