I am a postdoctoral researcher with an interest in the development of the male germline. In the human testis, germ cells and somatic cells are housed together in a common niche, important for germination, maturation, and transportation of functional spermatozoa. My current research focuses on the spatio-temporal gene expression of somatic cells within the niche, to understand how lineage formation works and how the niche operates. The knowledge of enabling cellular identity provides a better understanding of human testis development.
I earned my PhD from University of Halle in Germany, where I investigated the impact of selected germline stem cell factors on human germ cell development and male fertility.