After finishing high school in Germany, I moved to Cambridge (UK) for my undergraduate and master’s degrees where I worked with Dr. Geoffrey Smith on SARS-CoV-2 innate immune evasion and Dr. Colin Crump on HSV-1 tegument proteins, respectively. I then moved to the US in 2022 and am currently a G2 graduate student in the Virology PhD Program. My previous rotations were with Dr. Ben Gewurz and Dr. Philip Kranzusch, after which I rotated in and then joined the Jiang lab. My primary research interests are host-pathogen interactions at the immunity interface as well as the development and implementation of novel spatial technologies.