Board position: Politics
Lab: Krauthammer lab
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.
Board position: Events
Lab: Kümmerli lab
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.
Board position: Vice-President
Lab: Polymenidou lab
Scientific background: Neurobiologist
Fun fact: Broccoli-lover
Favorite book: Harry Potter
Favorite drink: Coffee
Johanna is a PhD student in the Polymenidou lab working on understanding the seeding properties of TDP-43 and trying to find immunotherapies for TDP-43-associated pathologies, such as ALS and FTD. She enjoys hiking in summer, skiing in winter and spending time with friends and family all year around. Johanna joined the DQBM JUSCOR because she thinks it is important that young researchers have a voice in the academic world.