JUSCOR alumni

Nicolas Perez


Board position: Politics
Lab: Krauthammer lab
Nationality: Chilean
Scientific background: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Fun fact: enjoys hitchhiking for traveling
Favorite book: Atlas Shrugged
Favorite drink: Pisco Sour


Nico is a Postdoctoral researcher in the Krauthammer Lab and is interested in using data science on translational medicine. He did his PhD in Chemical Engineering in Johns Hopkins University working with an interdisciplinary team, fabricating his own microfluidic devices, performing the molecular biology and writing algorithms to process images. Other interests include hiking, dancing and playing ukulele.

Selina Niggli

Selina Niggli

Board position: Events
Lab: Kümmerli lab
Nationality: Swiss
Scientific background: Developmental Biology
Fun fact: Can compose (simple) four-part choral music according to J.S. Bach’s rules
Favorite book: The talented Mr. Ripley (by Patricia Highsmith)
Favorite drink: Limoncello

Selina is a PhD student in microbial evolutionary ecology interested in understanding how the two bacterial pathogens Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus, which commonly occur together in infections, interact with each other under more controlled lab conditions. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike around the Zürisee, doing jigsaw puzzles and playing the cello.