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Researcher, Evolutionary Biology, University of Zurich

I have a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, specialising on early vertebrates, particularly placoderms. I am now in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, doing some collaborations with Prof. Kirstin Brink's lab. I have research papers in both the vertebrate and invertebrate world. Other than research, I performed taphonomical decay experiments for my MSc, preparation work during my PhD, and have extensive experience in segmentation (Mimics) and fieldwork in remove areas.


  • 2019–2023
    PhD student, University of Zurich
  • 2023–2023
    Assistant researcher, University of Zurich
  • 2018–2018
    Research Intern, University of Zurich


  • 2023 
    Palaeontological Institute and Museum, University of Zurich, PhD
  • 2018 
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, MSc


  • 2023
    Broad snouted cladoselachian with sensory specialization at the base of modern chondrichthyans, Swiss Journal of Palaeontology
  • 2022
    A new selenosteid placoderm from the Late Devonian of the eastern Anti-Atlas (Morocco) with preserved body outline and its ecomorphology, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
  • 2021
    Experimental taphonomy of organelles and the fossil record of early eukaryote evolution, Science Advances
  • 2021
    A large Middle Devonian eubrachythoracid ‘placoderm’(Arthrodira) jaw from northern Gondwana, Swiss Journal of Palaeontology
  • 2021
    The swimming trace Undichna from the latest Devonian Hangenberg Sandstone equivalent of Morocco, Swiss Journal of Palaeontology
  • 2020
    First African thylacocephalans from the Famennian of Morocco and their role in Late Devonian food webs, Scientific Reports