01/2018 - present Junior Research Group Leader “Immunodynamics”, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Institute of Physiology, Department of Lung Vascular Research, Berlin, Germany. Heading preclinical research in immunodynamics of pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases e.g. on the role of autoimmunity in pulmonary hypertension, or the impact of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) in thromboembolic disease at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin to find the approaches and to make and select the molecules that will be tomorrow’s new treatments.
04/2013 - 12/2017 Assistant Professor Osaka University, Graduate School of Medicine & Frontier Biosciences, Department of Immunology and Cell Biology, Osaka, Japan.
Identification of Spinster-homoloque-2 (Spns2) as sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P)-transporter in vascular endothelial cells and analysis of the S1P dependent localization of dendritic cells and the vascular integrity of high-endothelial cells in the lymph node.
09/2010 - 03/2013 Postdoctoral fellow of the Kishimoto Foundation working on sphingolipid mediated lymphocyte migration in primary and secondary lymphoid organs at the Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University, Laboratory of Cellular Dynamics, Osaka, Japan.
10/2005 - 08/2010 Ph.D. in early hematopoietic development and B-cell commitment at the Max Planck Institute of Infection Biology, Department of Lymphocyte Development, Berlin, Germany.