Ph.D.: University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany, 2006

Diploma: University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany, 2002

Pre-Diploma: Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, 1999


2020 - 2022: Board of Governors' Teaching Chair, University of Lethbridge

2017-2024: Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada

2015: RiboClub Blue Jacket Award in recognition of leadership in the RNA field in Canada

2015-2020: Alberta Innovates Technology Futures Strategic Research Chair in Transcriptomics of RNA Modification

2014: Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Lethbridge

2012: CIHR Synapse Mentorship Award - Individual Researcher

2011: Minerva Mentoring Award of the Alberta Women’s Science Network

2007: Altana PhD award of the GBM (German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), best PhD in this field in Germany in 2006